Overview: Fruitgrowers Reservoir is a renowned birding spot in Harts Basin just northeast of Delta. Designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society, it is known for being a critical stop-over for 60% of the world’s Greater Sandhill Crane population. We will be hiking along the western edge of the reservoir as well as the northern edge along the road to view Harts Basin to see various species of waterfowl, Sandhill Cranes, raptors, shorebirds, and some songbirds.
Trail Description: Walk out-and-back as long as you want.
Difficulty: Easy, though walking through grass near reservoir can be uneven footing.
What to bring: Good boots, water, sunscreen, extra layers, hiking pools, snacks, binoculars, a bird book if you have one.
How to get to the trailhead: Park in the parking area at the northwest corner of Fruit Growers reservoir on North Rd out of Eckert.