Winter waterfowl watching opportunities

INDIANA – January brings icy temperatures, but those willing to brave the cold can be rewarded with some fantastic waterfowl viewing opportunities.

Snow geese congregate at Goose Pond FWA starting in January.

During winter, both food and open water are in short supply, so ducks and geese tend to crowd where these resources are available. Staying in large flocks also increases their defense against predators. This is a great time to see huge numbers of waterfowl, as well as a greater variety, as more species fly down from the colder regions of North America.

Chances are there is a Department of Natural Resource property near you where waterfowl are spending the winter in Indiana.