Swans at Audubon Lake
Swans at Audubon Lake

Swans use Audubon Lake as a migratory stopover.

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Pond on the Deep Creek Preserve
Pond on the Deep Creek Preserve

The pond on the Deep Creek Preserve has year-round water in all but the driest years.

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Birds at the Deep Creek Preserve
Birds at the Deep Creek Preserve

Migratory birds rely on Audubon Lake and the surrounding wetlands for the semi-annual migrations.

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Swans at Audubon Lake
Swans at Audubon Lake

Swans use Audubon Lake as a migratory stopover.

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REARDAN'S AUDUBON LAKE

 

Reardan's Audubon Lake and the wetlands located just outside of the town of Reardan in Lincoln County are a valuable natural wildlife site.

 

WDFW's Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area's 277 acres are a combination of upland prairie, vernal potholes, marsh, and the 80-acre lake itself.  INLC, Spokane Audubon Society, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Reardan Chamber of Commerce, and many others raised money to permanently protect Audubon Lake as a refuge for birds and as a Watchable Wildlife site. 

 

In 2015 INLC purchased the Deep Creek Preserve immediately adjacent to the WDFW preseserve. This unique 150-acre property offers lessons on the land, from the effects of the Ice Age Floods to the fragility of wetlands. Visiting this unique preserve, the young and young-at-heart can observe an array of birds as they discover a safe stopover in their migration, and see the wonder of plants working to grow amidst the basalt. 

 

The two preserves include the headwaters to three creeks - Crab Creek, Deep Creek, and Spring Creek.