If you are an avid bird watcher and want to include a couple hours of shorebird watching in your outings, then you might enjoy a visit to Tyrrell Lake. Many species can be seen on the productive shores, though the birds quickly fly away when approached. Sit still and they often return to their favourite feeding spot.
Near the Town of Warner, Tyrrell Lake was once a highly productive trout fishing lake, with over 250,000 fingerlings stocked each year. The salty water produced large trout up to 7 kg (15 lb) that looked more like salmon than trout. The minimal facilities on the southwest side of the lake have deteriorated along with the fishery. Tyrrell Lake remains a key stop-over for huge flocks of snow geese most springs, and the thousands of white birds look like snow on the water. Water levels in Tyrrell Lake are topped up with fresh water out of Milk River Ridge Reservoir.