Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts! Lake McMurtry is a great place to spend the day searching for all your favorite bird species. Who knows, you may just find a bird you have never seen. With temperatures climbing and daylight hours ever so slowly starting to increase, migratory bird species are beginning to show. Due the variety of habitats at Lake McMurtry, there are a multitude of birds that can be found; each habitat type will support different bird species. Habitats at the lake encompass: grasslands, wetlands, open water, mature forest, and early successional habitats. With our 30+ miles of multiuse trails it allows you to explore all the different habitat types and capture a rich bird diversity. Be sure to share all of your Lake McMurtry bird photos by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook at Lake McMurtry Friends!
For birding information visit Payne County Audubon Society's website at www.paynecountyaudubonsociety.com or follow them on Facebook. They have a lot of information on the birds in our area and also put together great field trips!