Lake Senachwine Conservation Area is located just east of the town of Putnam in north-central Illinois along the Illinois River.

The 430-acre parcel is comprised of a gravel floodplain terrace, a sand and gravel shoreline, and the open water associated with the 3,324-acre Lake Senachwine, a backwater lake of the Illinois River.

Ornithological Summary

Lake Senachwine serves as an important stopover site for migratory waterfowl including American Wigeon, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck and Mallard.

The lake also attracts wintering Bald Eagles and foraging Great Blue Herons.

This site was chosen as an IBA because it met the criteria for Waterfowl.

Habitat

A 3,324-acre lake consists of open water and a sand and gravel shoreline along the Illinois River.

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