Stewart State Forest comprises 6,700 acres of mixed wetlands, fields, and forest, and is traversed by 18 miles of gravel roads and more than 22 miles of mixed-use trails. The forest can be accessed at many points, so check out the map available here.
The forest hosts a good assortment of birds, including Ovenbirds and Blue-Winged, Prairie, and Black-throated Green Warblers. Nighthawks have been known to fly over, and Eastern Towhees are abundant. Be sure to check out the new boardwalk that connects the east and west sides of the Great Swamp.
Red-breasted Nuthatch. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Common Nighthawk. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Chestnut-sided Warbler. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Yellow-rumped Warbler. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Broad-winged Hawk. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Baltimore Oriole. Photo by Bill Fiero.
Eastern Towhee. Photo by Alan Wells.
Red-tailed Hawk. Photo by Teresa Loomis.
Black-throated Green Warbler. Photo by Alan Wells.