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Species at Risk Spotlight: Yellow Rail

January 2024 Dawson Trail Dispatch: Yellow rail are very seldom seen; more often, they are heard making a distinct “click-click” call that sounds as if two small stones are being tapped together.

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Species at Risk Spotlight: Bobolink

May 2023 Dawson Trail Dispatch: May is a very exciting time in the tall-grass prairie, especially for birdwatchers. The spring migration is well underway, bringing new species to the area daily.

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Species at Risk Spotlight: Short-eared Owl

April 2023 Dawson Trail Dispatch: A species that is out of sight, out of mind like the short-eared owl is sometimes forgotten, but if you are lucky enough to witness one as it hovers over the prairie it is an image that you won’t soon forget.

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