Bird Watching

With its lush forests and wetlands on the dividing line between the northern and southern ecosystems in the United States, Posey County is a premiere spot for birdwatching in the midwest.

For many migratory species such as the Prothonotary Warbler or numerous types of Ducks and Geese; Hovey Lake, Twin Swamps, and Harmonie State Park are considered “south” by birds that fly south for the winter.

  • Big Cypress Slough Big Cypress SloughBig Cypress Slough is the largest cypress slough in the county. It is also home to a nest of Bald Eagles that can be seen from the road.
  • Birdwatching BirdwatchingPosey County is a premiere spot for birdwatching in the midwest. It’s also a special place for Indiana birders, as our deep south ecosystem is very different than the rest of the state. With its lush forests and wetlands on the dividing line between the northern and southern ecosystems in the ...
  • Grey Estate Cypress Slough Grey Estate Cypress SloughThe Grey Estate Cypress Slough is essentially the other side of the Twin Swamp Cypress Slough, and is accessible via a parking area directly across the road from Big Cypress Slough. It has several trails that follow the slough or take the hiker through interesting flat woods.
  • Hovey Lake Hovey LakeHovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common ...
  • New Harmony Path & Trail System New Harmony Path & Trail SystemNew Harmony’s Path and Trail System winds through much of the town, past most of the attractions, and along the Wabash River. Whichever way you choose to go, you won’t have to walk far to find a host of historic sites or interesting businesses.
  • Our Lord’s Woods Our Lord's WoodsOur Lord’s Wood is a great place to relax and take a peaceful stroll. The winding, art and poetry lined trail crosses a scenic turquoise bridge and passes a beautiful lake and waterfall. The giant chair is a favorite spot for family photos. From there, you can circle the lake ...
  • Section 6 Flatwoods Section 6 FlatwoodsSection 6 Flatwoods is an uninspired name for a great deer hunting spot and a rare ecosystem that is home to a diversity of plant and tree species. Walking through the preserve expect to see post oak, false aloe, yellow star-grass, Sampson’s snakeroot, starve panic grass and small skullcap on the ...
  • Twin Swamps Nature Preserve Twin Swamps Nature PreserveTwin Swamps is one of the northernmost cypress sloughs in the United States. It features a nice trail, a wooden observation walk and deck, abundant wildflowers, bald cypress and oaks.
  • Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation Area Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation AreaThe Wabash Lowlands is comprised of hardwood forests and several ponds. The area is an important wetland for migrating birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Wading birds such as cranes and herons inhabit the deep ponds and surrounding areas. Native pecan trees and naturally occurring bamboo and cane provide the ...
  • Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration AreaThe Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area is a 35-acre moist soil managed wetland that is flooded during fall and winter to provide dependable and manageable water for critical migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland wildlife.