Spend a thrilling weekend oohing and aahing over the wonderful birds that make their home along the Arkansas River. Regardless of the time of year, you’ll see (and hear) myriad species of these winged wonders – right here at Lark Landing.
Because we lie within a major migratory fly-way, spring, of course, is the best time for bird watching. Nevertheless, winter also affords good viewing because this area is the “turn-around” point for certain migratory species, such as the robin. In addition, because of the relatively mild winters, some birds, such as the red-winged blackbird, stay all year. And, as most bird aficionados know – this is home to the awesome American bald eagle.
Here’s a partial list of and the best times of year to view our feathered friends:
Year Round: Meadowlark, Little Blue Heron, Flicker, Magpie
Spring: Phalarope, Snowy Egret, Green Night Heron, Cinnamon Teal
Summer: Violet-Green Swallow, American Goldfinch
Fall: Quail, Canada Goose, Ring-Tail Pheasant
Late Winter: American Bald Eagle, Merganser, Wild Turkey
You can bird-watch up and down the Arkansas River . . . or stay put and see your feathered friends as they visit our pond . . . or gaze to your heart’s content from your room. Our spacious carriage-house guest suite overlooks the river and features a pillow-top queen size bed, a double sofa-bed, and private bath. A spectacular second-story deck above the water affords a perfect “viewing stand,” while a small kitchenette set-up allows you to prepare your own snacks and light meals.