Birding in Southwest

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...