Birding in Grantsburg, WI at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area for Bird Watching or Birding in Grantsburg City- Bayfield County, WI (Northwest Wisconsin)


This state-owned 27,000-acre complex of marsh, woodlands and prairies is located in Burnett County north of Grantsburg. Crex Meadows features colonies of nesting herons, breeding eagles and osprey, sharp-tailed grouse and trumpeter swans as well as large concentrations of sandhill cranes, waterfowl and eagles in the fall. It is home to  270 species of birds and  600 species of plants.

More than 260 species of birds call the meadows home -- colonies of nesting herons, breeding eagles and osprey, sharp-tailed grouse and trumpeter swans, plus large concentrations of sandhill cranes, waterfowl and eagles in the fall. An extensive road system, including eighteen miles of dike roads, offers excellent access and great vantage points for wildlife viewing. A wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects also reside here. Originally part of the Northern Wisconsin Pine Barrens, it is now the state's largest remaining portion of this globally endangered ecosystem. Check out the bird houses at the beginning of the walkway for nesting bluebirds and flickers.

Location

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
102 E Crex Ave
Grantsburg, WI 54840
United States
Phone: 
(715) 463-2896

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