Birding in Florence, WI at Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area

Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area for Birdwatching or birding in Florence city- Florence County, WI (Northeast Wisconsin)


8,850 acres of pine barrens/bracken grassland. Resident and migrant neotropical bird species include the red-tailed hawk, upland sandpiper, yellow-bellied sapsucker, great crested flycatcher, eastern bluebird, warbling vireo, chestnut-sided warbler, clay-colored sparrow and Brewer's blackbird.

There are not many richer birding experiences than to be out in Spread Eagle Barrens early on a June morning totally surrounded by the singing of Clay-colored Sparrows and calls of Rufous-sided Towtiees and Brewer's Blackbirds, and the sight of an Upland Sandpiper high overhead. Or, picking a basket of blueberries on a warm, still, hazy August day while listening to crickets and grasshoppers, watching a multitude of butterflies visiting the colorful flowers in bloom, and maybe even catching a glimpse of a black bear also picking blueberries on a distant slope.

For information about the area, including access to the Barrens, visit the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence on Hwy 2. The Center is open Mon-Fri from 8am-4:30pm; Sat from 9am-4pm in summer, (10am-3pm winter).
 
Contact:
Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
4842 Forestry Dr
Florence, WI 54121
Phone: (888) 889-0049
Email: i...@florencewisconsin.com
Web: http://www.florencewisconsin.com



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