Birds are plentiful throughout the trail — especially raptors and wading birds. During spring migration, songbirds are common as well. Quiet paddlers may sneak up on beaver, deer, wild turkeys, and red fox. The Sunflower has become a meandering wildlife refuge. As the forests surrounding the river have been cut and farm fields enlarged, wildlife finds safety and seclusion on the muddy banks of the river.
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