Common Wildlife in Amana
Tremendous bird watching
Do you remember the old TV show the Wild Kingdom? They would feature different wildlife in each episode. Here in the Amana Colonies, we have a variety of ways you can enjoy the best of Iowa’s wildlife population in person.
If you are a bird watcher you’ll find no better place than the Lily Lake and area around to spy on an ever-changing lineup of our feathered friends. Any given day (depending on the season) you will see ducks (Mallards, Pintail, and Coots), geese (Canadian, Snow, and White-fronted), swans (Tundra and Trumpeter), blue heron, and pelicans (which show up each spring like clockwork). Also, around the lake expect to see Bald Eagles. They are here in the winter and spring in large numbers. It’s a thrilling sight to see the symbol of our country flying overhead.
The fields and area adjacent to the lake you’ll see Kingfishers, Red-winged blackbirds, Blue Jays, Meadow Larks and all types of songbirds.
Like any lake in Iowa you’ll see and hear:
- Turtles (snapping and box)
- Bull Snakes
- Cottontail Rabbit
- Carp & Bluegill (in the water)