Bird’s-eye views at Cowan Lake State Park


Raptor flight enclosure new at Cowan Lake

Cali the American kestrel is residing in the Naturalist Cabin.

Cali the American kestrel is residing in the Naturalist Cabin.


Wade Hall photos

Bart the barred owl now resides at the park cabin.


Wade Hall photos

The new raptor flight enclosure at Cowan Lake State Park.


Wade Hall photos

Adena the red-tailed hawk is being treated for an injury and is now a permanent resident at the park.


Wade Hall photos

Bald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.


Dean Stewart photos

Bald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.


Dean Stewart photos

The first permanent resident was recently welcomed to the new raptor flight enclosure at Cowan Lake State Park in Clinton County.

Adena the red-tailed hawk has a broken right wing and will not be able to be released back into the wild, according to Wade Hall, President of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.

“Her feathers are in pretty rough condition because she was kept in a crate until she could get permanently placed. Most of her red tail feathers are gone,” said Hall. “The ODNR animal care team and trained volunteers will get her nursed back to full health in the near future.”

The new raptor flight enclosure was provided by Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park, “primarily by a private grant and donations and built by an all-volunteer team,” he said. “It has a maximum capacity of six raptors depending on the type of raptors being kept.

Bart a barred owl and Cali an American kestrel are presently staying in the screened in porch of the Naturalist Cabin.

“As we continue to add animals, we will need additional volunteer help to take care of them,” said Hall.

If anyone is interested in joining the animal care team or doing other volunteer activities at the park, email president@cowanlakestatepark.com.

To keep up to date on everything that is going on at Cowan Lake, please like and follow the Facebook page at Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.

Cali the American kestrel is residing in the Naturalist Cabin.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_American-Kestrel.jpgCali the American kestrel is residing in the Naturalist Cabin. Wade Hall photos

Bart the barred owl now resides at the park cabin.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Barred-Owl.jpgBart the barred owl now resides at the park cabin. Wade Hall photos

The new raptor flight enclosure at Cowan Lake State Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Raptor-Flight-Enclosure.jpgThe new raptor flight enclosure at Cowan Lake State Park. Wade Hall photos

Adena the red-tailed hawk is being treated for an injury and is now a permanent resident at the park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Hawk-on-Perch.jpgAdena the red-tailed hawk is being treated for an injury and is now a permanent resident at the park. Wade Hall photos

Bald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_2-eagles-in-tree-closeup.jpgBald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park. Dean Stewart photos

Bald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Eagle-in-Tree.jpgBald eagles at Cowan Lake State Park were photographed by Dean and Alice Stewart, who are volunteers at the park. It appears that the same pair of eagles has been at the park since at least 2013 and since that time at least 10 eaglets have fledged from their nest, said Wade Hall of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park. Dean Stewart photos
Raptor flight enclosure new at Cowan Lake