Seek out the osprey nests and watch bald eagles fly. Look for common loons and western grebes. In early spring watch for the mating dance, when birds walk on water. Swofford Pond is a quiet birder’s paradise. River otters, muskrat, and beavers also make their homes here. Deer and elk frequent the fields surrounding the pond. Popular with anglers, Swofford Pond has both bank fishing and is accessible to small boats with electric motors only.