Birding in Horicon, WI at Horicon Marsh - Wisconsin DNR Hqtrs. & Education Center

Horicon Marsh - Wisconsin DNR Hqtrs. & Education Center for Bird Watching or Birding in Horicon City- Dodge County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin)


The state-owned southern third of the marsh is open to the public. The Horicon Habitat Hike is a 1.5-mile loop hiking trail with interpretive signs. It affords excellent opportunities for bird and wildlife viewing. Horicon Marsh not only offers many opportunities to observe common marshland birds, but is often a lure to some of the rarest bird sightings in Wisconsin. Besides the aforementioned rarities other sightings have included horned grebe, glossy ibis, brant, black-bellied whistling duck, cinnamon teal, Eurasian wigeon, golden eagle and tufted titmouse.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Horicon Marsh Wildlife Education Program offers a fun and exciting way for your class or scout group to explore the worlds of science and environmental education while meeting state academic standards. An observation deck and telescopes are available at the DNR Field Office. Stop at the DNR Service Center for visitor information. Public naturalist programs are offered in the spring and fall.

DNR Service Center, located on Hwy. 28 between Horicon and Mayville, is the DNR headquarters at Horicon Marsh. A variety of visitor information can be obtained here during regular business hours. This site was improved with the completion of the Bachhuber Flowage, a 200 acre impoundment providing enhanced wildlife habitat. A variety of wetland birds can be found at this location. A hiking trail system has been developed along the dike and connects with the existing trails to provide greater hiking opportunities for visitors. Other developments are planned for this location, including the completion of the Horicon Marsh International Education Center. Commonly sighted birds include Canada geese, a variety of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and a variety of other wetland birds. Other birds can be found in the surrounding uplands.

Horicon Marsh International Education Center

One of the most enjoyable hobbies is bird watching and there is no place better to do it than Horicon Marsh. There is no predicting what the birder may see — that is part of the fun. The Plan for the Education Program at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center and Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area provides for construction of an 18,865 square foot multi-story addition to a current facility. The new Center serves as a learning hub for information exchange, interpretive exhibits, and visitor participation in classroom activities and outdoor educational experiences. As a tourist destination, it offers recreational opportunities along with environmental education for its half million annual visitors. More info: http://www.horiconmarsh.org

Registration form for Horicon Marsh Wildlife Education Program
Bird Watching Tips at Horicon Marsh

More about Horicon Marsh:
Birding in Horicon, WI
Horicon Marsh Bird Club
Horicon Marsh - Marsh Haven Nature Center
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Location & Contact Information
Horicon Marsh - Wisconsin DNR Hqtrs. & Education Center
1210 N. Palmatory St (N7728 Hwy 28)
Horicon, WI 53032
(920) 387-7860
Fax - 920-387-7888
Email: Will...@Wisconsin.gov
Web: http://dnr.wi.gov



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