Birding in Mayville, WI at Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge for Bird Watching or Birding in Mayville City- Dodge County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin)


The federally-managed portion of the marsh includes two trail systems open year-round for hiking, wildlife observation and X-C skiing in winter; and a 3.2-mile auto tour route open April 15 to Sept. 15. Stop at the Visitor Center for maps, posters, and to see the new exhibits. EE barn, fishing sites, and educational programs and tours available. Goose talks in fall. Floating boardwalk offers access to persons with disabilities.

At 32,000 acres in size, it is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. In 1990, Horicon Marsh was designated a "Wetland of International Importance" by the Ramsar Convention. It has also been designated as a "Globally Important Bird Area" by the American Bird Conservancy and a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.

Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. While this marsh is renowned for its migrant flocks of Canadian geese, which often number more than 200,000 birds. It is also home to more than 280 kinds of birds that have been sighted over the years. Within the marsh, visitors are allowed to hunt, trap and fish, as well as go hiking and biking. Campgrounds are available around the marsh. The nearby Blue Heron Landing gives guided pontoon, canoe and kayak tours of the marsh in spring, summer and fall. Visitor Center Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm.

Bird Watching Tips at Horicon Marsh

More about Horicon Marsh:
Bird Watching Tips at Horicon Marsh
Birding in Horicon, WI
Horicon Marsh Bird Club
Horicon Marsh - Wisconsin DNR Hqtrs. & Education Center
Horicon Marsh - Marsh Haven Nature Center

Location & Contact Information
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
W4279 Headquarters Road
Mayville, WI 53050
Phone: (920) 387-2658
Fax: (920) 387-2973
Email: hori...@fws.gov
Web: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/horicon/



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