Lake Marvin and Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area

Canadian, Texas

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The 576-acre Lake Marvin Unit, including a 63-acre lake, is part of the 31,399-acre Black Kettle National Grasslands; an additional 30,724 acres are located in nearby Oklahoma. Birding, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and camping are available. No hunting is allowed in the wildlife management area. Wild Turkey is present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Least Tern, Chuck-will’s-widow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Indigo and Painted Buntings, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Tundra Swan; Hooded and Common Mergansers; Bald Eagle; Ferruginous Hawk; Northern Shrike; and American Tree, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
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Birding Texas

by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)

The 576-acre Lake Marvin Unit, including a 63-acre lake, is part of the 31,399-acre Black Kettle National Grasslands; an additional 30,724 acres are located in nearby Oklahoma. Birding, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and camping are available. No hunting is allowed in the wildlife management area.

Wild Turkey is present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Least Tern, Chuck-will’s-widow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Indigo and Painted Buntings, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Tundra Swan; Hooded and Common Mergansers; Bald Eagle; Ferruginous Hawk; Northern Shrike; and American Tree, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

©  Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Canadian
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best Mid-April through May for spring migrants and nesting activities; December through February for winter birds
Local Contacts: Black Kettle Ranger District
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Marvin and Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area

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