Beautiful eagles, waterfowl, swans and pelicans can be seen from Town Bay, Cottonwood Point and Provost Slough in the Black Hawk Lake area and in the Hallet Pits area south of Lake View. Eagles can be seen from November until the ice melts in the spring. The eagles sit in the trees at Ice House Point and can be seen from the inlet bridge most mornings during ice melt. Pelicans can be seen in the spring. Birdwatching is also a popular activity along the local recreational trails. The Sauk Bluebird Trail runs along the Sauk Rail Trail, as many homemade houses await the birds' arrival.
Many other types of wildlife can be spotted in the area throughout the year.
Avid outdoorsman also enjoy hunting in the Lake View and Black Hawk Lake area in the fall and winter months for waterfowl, deer, cottontail rabbit and pheasant. More information on the hunting seasons, regulations and licensing can be found on the Iowa DNR website.