Birding or Bird Watching

Birding in Baraboo, WI at International Crane Foundation

Birding in Baraboo, WI at International Crane Foundation Dedicated to the protection and preservation of cranes and their wetland homes, the Foundation has the most complete collection of the fifteen crane species in the world. Newly-hatched chicks, nature trails, and video presentation. Open daily May 1-Oct 31 from 9am-5pm for self-guided and guided tours. Cranes are one of the oldest living families of birds and also the most...

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;...

Birding in Nelson, WI at Tiffany Wildlife Area

Covers 13,000 acres along the Chippewa River Valley in west-central Wisconsin. The Tiffany is the largest continuous stand of bottomland hardwood forest in the state. View a variety of raptors, waterfowl and upland birds in a diverse topography of blufflands, native prairies, savannahs and wetland habitats. DNR staffs periodically mow and use controlled burning to...

Birding in Camp Douglas, WI at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Administed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 43,656-acre Necedah Wildlife Refuge provides a breeding and nesting area for migratory birds and other wildlife. Located in Juneau County, this 44,000-acre refuge is home to the world's largest population of endangered Karner blue butterflies. Sandhill cranes, migrating waterfowl in fall, wild turkeys, bald and golden...

Birding in Adams, WI at Quincy Bluff & Wetlands Preserve

This 1,705-acre preserve in Adams County, 20 miles north of Wisconsin Dells offers a variety of terrains with bluffs, buttes and mesas, pine forest and sedge meadows, tamarack swamps, bogs and wetlands. Bird species include northern harrier hawks, turkey vultures and sandhill cranes. Because wild lupine grows in the area, this is a good potential habitat for the Karner...

Birding in Waukesha, WI at Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center for Bird Watching or Birding in Waukesha City- Waukesha County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin) Retzer Nature Center features a touch and discover area, native fish, teaching animals, and a walk-through prairie underground. This 335-acre nature center  contains native and restored natural communities of woodland, wetland and prairie. Includes a great...

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...

Birding in Newburg, WI at Riveredge Nature Center

Riveredge Nature Center for Bird Watching or Birding in Newburg City- Ozaukee County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin) A 350-acre sanctuary located 30 miles north of Milwaukee between Saukville and West Bend. The Center is a breeding habitat for 67 species of birds. It  includes12 miles of trails through prairies and woodlands along the Milwaukee River. As a visitor to...

Birding in Milwaukee WI at Schlitz Audubon Center

Schlitz Audubon Center for Bird Watching or Birding in Milwaukee City- Milwaukee County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin) A 225-acre sanctuary located just 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, (exit I-43 at Brown Deer Road, east). 250 species of birds have  been recorded within the Center. Two ponds, ravines, woodlands and prairies provide habitat for...

Birding in Neshkoro, WI at Mecan River Discovery Center

Mecan River Discovery Center for Bird Watching or Birding in Neshkoro City- Marquette County, WI (Southeast Wisconsin) 250 acres of oak, pine and prairie with two meandering trout streams offer excellent habitat for re-shouldered hawks, sandhill cranes, kingfishers, upland  game birds, songbirds, warblers and shorebirds. Center houses displays of native wildlife and...