The newest video from the DNR Division of Communications highlights Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area near Linton, an 8,900-acre restored wetland and grassland that has become a destination for birds and bird watchers.
It can be viewed at https://youtu.be/eBHvu7vJEWA.
Goose Pond opened in 2005 and draws about 12,000 wildlife watchers each year and records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts (one hunter visit for one day).
Sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, and white pelicans are among the migrating birds featured in the video, which includes interviews with Goose Pond property manager Travis Stoelting, DNR south region public lands supervisor Brad Feaster, and bird monitoring volunteer Lee Sterrenburg.
Goose Pond’s new office and visitors center also is shown. The 7,000-square-foot facility will have a grand opening ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. The address is 13540 W. County Road 400 S, Linton, IN, 47441.
The video was produced by DNR videographer Brent Drinkut and is one of nearly 240 videos on the DNR’s YouTube channel – Youtube.com/idnrvideos.