How did Bird Island Get It’s Name?
Some people may think that if a town has the word “island” in it, it should have an island, but there is no island here anymore. Many years ago about one and a half miles southwest of Bird Island there was a 60 acre island surrounded by sloughs. The island was filled with many huge, beautiful trees, that were a refuge for thousands of birds.

With the help of ditches and tile the island soon disappeared. Now it has become valuable productive farmland.