|Allen Severson Wildlife Area (Pintail Lake)|
The City of Show Low, in cooperation with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and Arizona Game and Fish Department, became the first Arizona community and one of the first in the nation to create artificial wetlands for the disposal of wastewater effluent. The scarcity of marshland ecosystems...
|Description: Concho Lake, at 6,300 feet elevation, is a popular fishing and birding site, harboring abundant waterfowl, resident, and migratory birds. Birding is the primary wildlife viewing activity from the lake shoreline or in surrounding vegetation.|
Wildlife to Watch: A wide range of migratory waterfowl includes Clark’s and western grebe, Canada goose, and ducks including ring-necked duck, common goldeneye, gadwall, bufflehead, canvasback, northern shoveler, and others. Bald eagles can be seen in fall and winter, as well as horned lark, western meadowlark, and northern mockingbird. Other common birds include spotted sandpiper, killdeer, and a variety of sparrows. This is a reliable place to see American pipit during migration.
Special Tips: This is a reliable place to see American pipit during migration.
Ownership: Arizona Game & Fish Department
Size: 208 acres
Closest Town: Concho
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