Big Country Audubon Society

I-20 Ponds

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Approximately 300 yards from the intersection of I-20 and Loop 322 is a large pond that attracts ducks, shorebirds, and waders during the fall and winter months. (The pictures shown below were taken in February.) This pond is on the south side of I-20 and the east side of Loop 322. Be sure to pull completely off the access road. This is the access road to East I-20 and it is busy with traffic.

I-20 Pond

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It’s worth looking at because you don’t necessarily need a scope to see all that is on the pond.

Pied-blled Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Common ducks seen in winter are Mallard, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Duck. Hooded Mergansers, egrets and herons frequent also along with a variety of shorebirds. A Common Morehen was sighted in July, 2006. Rarities: a Surf Scoter was seen on this pond in May, 1999.

Maps

I_20_Ponds_Directions.jpg Road Map to the I-20 Ponds

I_20_Pond_Detail.jpg Birding at the I-20 Ponds