Motion and Change
The huge basin of Cheyenne Bottoms was formed 8 million years ago, and the geology of the wetlands continue to shape the bottoms today. It is the largest natural body of water between the Rockies and the Appalachians.
Cheyenne Bottoms consists of 41,000 acres of lowland marshy basins that host hundreds of thousands of foraging birds during seasonal migrations. Along with a quarter million waterfowl, nearly one half of all North American shorebirds visit the Bottoms each year making this the top migration staging area in the contiguous United States.
Enjoy a birding stop along one of Cheyenne Bottoms' unpaved roads. Because Cheyenne Bottoms is such a diverse, large, and unique marsh, bird watching is one of the most popular activities on the Bottoms.
While your visiting Cheyenne Bottoms, make sure to stop in at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for some interactive learning, and family fun.