Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area consists of typical Wildcat Hills ridge-and-canyon habitats, covered by pines and junipers. It is nearly all wooded, but has a seven-acre pond. Pygmy nuthatches nest here, and violet-green swallows are fairly common. Several raptors, such as golden eagles, prairie falcons and several buteos are good possibilities. A nature center is present at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, with a two-mile nature trail, bird- viewing windows, and ecological exhibits. Red crossbills are regular at the feeder and in the pine forests. There also have been Lesser Goldfinches showing up at the feeders. Depending on drought, pine beetle infestations, or forest fires in the Rockies, some western species have been showing up here as well – Clark’s Nutcracker, Steller’s Jay and Mountain Chickadee. There is a challenging 3.5-mile trail starting at the Buffalo Creek parking lot.