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 Alma , Wisconsin

Birding,Wildlife and Flora/Fauna Opportunities

Alma, Wisconsin : Located on State Highway 35 North

Bald Eagles - Feeding in open water below Lock/Dam #4 - during the winter in the open water just below Lock & Dam #4. View the eagles in downtown Alma along River Street.

Peregrine Falcons - The box nest is located in Alma �Hwy. 35 North 450 feet up on the Dairyland Power Smoke Stack. To observe the birding cycle close up Dairyland Power has a camera attached to box nest. Late March back in nest, eggs laid early May-young falcons fledging early July.
Real-time camera site:
for history of the falcons click on For Our Earth page

Mossy Hollow Trails - South end of downtown Alma on State Hwy. 35 to Mossy Hollow sign/Cemetary Road. Follow the signs to the trail. This goes up the bluff with several groomed trails. Also a spot at eye level with the Falcon nest. This area has numerous song birds, wildlife and flora/fauna. Best walking Spring thru Fall. More information:

Tundra Swans - The Alma Tundra Swan Watch starts in late October to the end of November. Hundreds of swans are migrating from North Canada and Alaska to the Chesapeake Bay along with other water fowl and eagles, they stop at Rieck's Lake Park area to feed and rest. Volunteers and spotting scopes are available during this time. The park is located 3 miles North of downtown Alma on Highway 35. More information:

 Maiden Rock , Wisconsin - May 14, 2005

Lake Pepin Birding Field Day
Saturday, May 14, 2005 - Celebrate the spring migration!

Pine Creek Bird Walk
7:30 - 9:00am, Maiden Rock Legion Club
Directions: One mile south of Maiden Rock, WI on State Hwy 35 Co. Rd. AA, to Pine Creek Bridge, follow Rustic Road 51 to the Maiden Rock Legion Club.

Bringing Back the Birds: Audubon's Commitment to the Upper Mississippi
9:30 - 10:00am, Maiden Rock Legion Club
Dan McGuiness, Director of the Audubon Society's Upper Mississippi River Campaign

Falcon Talk and Demonstration
11:30 - 12:30pm, Maiden Rock, WI
Judy Gibson, Village Park on the shores of Lake Pepin

Lunch in one of our local restaurants

University of Minnesota Raptor Center Presentation
1:00 - 2:00pm & 2:30 - 3:30pm, Amish Country Garden
Village of Stockholm, WI

No Pre-registration required. Donation at site appreciated.

For more information contact: Carol Wiersma at The Good Apple: 715-442-9077,

Sponsered By: West Wisconsin Land Trust, Maiden Rock Area Community Association, Audubon Society.
Contributions provided by: The Good Apple, Great River Roasters, Green Gables, Gypsy Grill, Smiling Pelican Bakery, Stockholm Gardens, Stockholm Merchants Assn. Poster art by Gary Egger.

 Stockholm, Wisconsin

Please see Lake Pepin Birding Field Day under Maiden Rock, WI above.

 Lake City , Minnesota - May 15, 2005

Celebrate Lake Pepin
May 15, 2005, From: 1 - 4PM
Free and Open to the Public

Spend an afternoon in beautiful Hok-Si-La Park on the scenic shores of Lake Pepin. Click here to view poster.
Click here to find local lodging

Kenny Salwey guest speaker.  Books for sale before and after his talk.  
Huettl's food vendor.
Boat tours off of the beach.  Weather permitting.  
Billie and Ron Hunt selling artwork.  
Dave Bedney  Wood carving demonstrations/ carvings for sale.
Local Musicians
Audubon, DNR, MNPCA, Met Council, and other groups will be setting up displays. or call Joanne at Hok-Si-La Park and Campground: #651-345-385

 Wabasha , Minnesota

Information coming soon.

 Red Wing , Minnesota

Information coming soon.

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