As you head east, off shore is Reed Island, an undeveloped State Park with a Great Blue Heron Rookery. Check the shallow protected waters between the island and the dike for loons, grebes, and diving ducks and the open fields for geese, cranes, and raptors.
Along the dike there are white posts with mileage marks on them, the barns at mile 1.25 often have wintering sparrows around them.
By Wilson Cady of the Vancouver Audubon Society
Learn more by visiting the Birding Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge Area page.