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2. Lakeview Settling Ponds

GasPhoto2. Lakeview Settling Ponds Map

Habitat: The town's municipal waste-water settling ponds provide wetland and nesting habitat for shorebird and waterfowl species.

Birds: A series of 6 ponds (5-10 acres each) are fenced, but they can be viewed from the road and an adjacent baseball field parking area. Spring and fall migrant shorebirds, waterfowl, and gulls, including Black-necked Stilt; American Avocet; Spotted Sandpiper; Willet; Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes; Black Tern; Eared and Horned Grebes; Cinnamon Teal; Canada Goose; and Ring-billed Gulls are common. In winter Barrow's and Common Golden-eye are present.

Directions: From the center of town, head South on F Street (Hwy 395) to South 3rd Street, turn right (W) on 3rd for 0.7 miles, and turn left into the Little League Baseball field parking area. Locate the settling pond access gate and view ponds from here. The pond area can also be viewed along South 3rd, Roberta Avenue, and South 9th Streets. This area is accessible to passenger vehicles year-round.