Birding in La Crosse, WI at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

Birding in La Crosse, WI at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Ref

The 'Upper Miss' refuge extends nearly 260 miles and contains more than 200,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat along the Mississippi River from Wabasha, Minnesota to Rock Island, Illinois.


The refuge is the home or nesting area of some 270 species of birds including seasonal flights of tundra swans, ducks and geese; migrating warblers, vireos, thrushes and sparrows; raptors, herons and resident bald eagles. The La Crosse District of the refuge encompasses Pools 7 and 8 of the Mississippi River.

Popular viewing spots along Wisconsin's portion of the refuge include Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien, Lake Onalaska, the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, and Lake Pepin near Stockholm. There are many recreation opportunities along this refuge, including bird watching, environmental education, camping, and hunting and fishing in designated portions of the refuge. It accommodates some 3 million visitors annually for such activities as wildlife observation, environmental education, boating, fishing, hunting, bird study, and sightseeing.

It's an angler’s paradise, a waterfowl hunters dream, and a birdwatchers bounty. Come visit your national wildlife refuge.

Direction:
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge for Bird Watching or Birding in La Crosse, City- La Crosse County, WI (Southwest Wisconsin).

Location

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge
300 Fourth St N
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
Phone: 
608-785-9593

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