Birding in Bayfield, WI at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore for Bird Watching or Birding in Bayfield City- Bayfield County, WI (Northwest Wisconsin)


More than 240 species of birds breed in and/or migrate through this archipelago of twenty-two pristine islands located in Lake Superior just off the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula. Park rangers staff several island visitor centers from early June through Labor Day. Designated as a National Lakeshore in 1970, the islands are known worldwide for their breathtaking sandstone cliffs and accessible sea caves. Kayakers come here from around the country, beginners for the many sheltered areas, the more advanced set for the chance to explore the many sea caves. All can enjoy the lighthouses and the many unspoiled beaches.

The Apostles were identified in the 1950s and 1960s as one of the heaviest traveled migratory flyways in the Great Lake Region. This is due to the presence of the islands reducing the distance birds have to fly over open water when migrating to areas north of Lake Superior. Outer and Long Island provide critical habitats for migratory birds: Outer for passerines, hawks and falcons, Long for waterfowl, passerines and shorebirds. In addition to these two islands, nearly all of the islands provide habitat for migrating birds. The Lakeshore headquarters visitor center in Bayfield is open all year. Camping, boating, lighthouse tours.

Contact:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
415 Washington Ave
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
Phone: (715) 779-3397
Emergency: (715) 779-3398 ext. 100
Fax: (715) 779-3049
Email: Send mail to National Park Service (nps)
Web: http://www.nps.gov/apis/



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