A productive place for shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl. Although not required, checking in at the hatchery office (on the left immediately after entering the hatchery site) is recommended because hatchery personnel are often aware of unusual birds. Visitors can bird the area by slowly driving the gravel roads on the dikes around the ponds. Avoid driving on the dikes without gravel roads, as they can be slippery. From your car, you can sometimes observe shorebirds and other birds at close range. At other times, it may be necessary to get out of the car to view birds. Common shorebirds include Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary, Spotted, Semipalmated, Least, White-rumped and Pectoral Sandpipers, and dowitchers. Uncommon shorebirds include Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Willet, Sanderling, and Baird's, Stilt and Buff-breasted Sandpipers. This site is only open during regular business hours.