descriptions and directions
Hitchcock Nature Area - Pottawattamie County
GPS Coordinates: 41.413235, -95.858
Description: Home to the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board nature center and the Hitchcock Hawkwatch, this popular park in the Loess Hills can be busy at times.
Habitat: Impressive ridges and valleys in the sandy Loess Hills of western Iowa, the habitat varies from forest to grassland/scrub.
Directions: In western Pottawattamie Co. Drive five miles north on Old Lincoln Highway (formerly Hwy. 183) out of Crescent and turn left at the Hitchcock N.C. sign, then turn right at the top of the hill. Raptor viewing is at the lodge. There is a $2.00 daily charge to enter (or get a year's pass for $10 from the rangers).
Birding Guide: Site Guide for Hitchcock Nature Area
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Hitchcock Nature Area