Bonny Lake State Park Wildlife
Bonny Lake State Park is an excellent place to see all types of wildlife, from white-tailed deer and turkeys near the Foster Grove (east) end of the lake, to blue herons, white pelicans and osprey on the North shoreline of the Lake. See the Bonny Lake Wildlife Viewing Hotspots map, which identifies 14 areas of the park and the wildlife that can be seen in each location. Mule and white-tailed deer are common, as well as cottontail rabbit, jackrabbit, coyote, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, opossum, and thirteen line ground squirrel.
More than 300 species of migratory and resident birds are known to inhabit this area, including the plains species of lark bunting, horned and meadow lark, several raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds attracted to the reservoir. The park is one of the best places in Colorado to observe eastern woodland songbirds such as the cardinal and eastern bluejay. The rare bald eagle, white pelican, burrowing owls and prairie falcon may also be observed here.
See these bird lists:
Many anglers are attracted by the warm-water fishing opportunities, which include walleye, largemouth and white bass, channel catfish, northern pike, drum, bluegill, black bullhead, carp and gizzard shad stocked as forage fish. Visit the Bonny Lake fishing page for more information.