Birding in Madison, WI at Avon Bottoms

Avon Bottoms for Bird Watching or Birding in Madison City- Rock County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin)


1,600 acres of Wisconsin DNR land along the Sugar River near the town of Avon (between Beloit and Janesville in south-central Wisconsin). The site is  primitive, but has a wide range of habitats including prairie, swamp and oak savannah. Avon Bottoms features a lowland hardwood forest in the floodplain of  the meandering Sugar River.

The Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area includes bottomland hardwoods, oak woodlots, grassland, river, and marsh habitat. It provides habitat for pheasants,  turkeys, rabbits, deer, and waterfowl. The area is open to the public for bird watching, canoeing, fishing, and hunting. The state owns approximately 2,000  acres within the Wildlife Area.

Large silver maples, swamp white oaks, and green ash dominate the diverse canopy of this wet-mesic forest. There are a number of oxbows – temporary pond  areas made by the cut-off of old stream meanders – along with running sloughs and potholes, which all harbor unusual reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.  Bird life is diverse with blue-gray gnatcatchers, tufted titmice, blue and green winged teal, and wood ducks.

Location

Avon Bottoms, Natural Heritage Land Trust
303 S Paterson Street, Suite 6 West of Beloit on Hwy 81 to S. Avon Store Rd.
Madison, WI 53703
United States
Email: 
meg@nhlt.org
Phone: 
608-258-9797, 608-868-7274

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