Helliksen Prairie Waterfowl Production Area Bird Trail

  • Features

    A 1,372 acre native tall grass prairie with numerous “prairie pothole” wetlands. The area is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Best Times to Visit
    April through June, September through October.
  • Birds to Look For

    Waterfowl, Peregrine Falcon, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Sandhill Crane, Upland Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Sedge and Marsh Wren, prairie sparrows.

  • Area Notes

    Access the area from the east or west sides of the WPA. This WPA is a good area to view wildflowers. Moose are occasionally seen in this area.

  • Photo Gallery
Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District

(218) 847-4431

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