CELEBRATING "MIGRATORY BIRD DAY" AND THE GREAT "MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLYWAY"
Birding at area parks will be at it’s peak for warbler observation, ducks, shorebirds, and amphibian night sounds along the shoreline of the Mississippi and Lake Pepin, through the backwaters, through woodlands and prairie areas.
SCHEDULED BIRDING EVENTS: Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15-Birding By Boat in the Mississippi River backwaters known as Indian Slough with Loren Waalkens. For Reservations: 651-345-7550 Saturday, May 14 - Birding by Mini Rail Car - 7:00-12:00 through Chippewa River Bottoms and Tiffany Wildlife Area with experienced guides. For Reservations: 608-685-3303 Saturday, May 14 - Bird Banding at Hok-Si-La Park, Lake City, MN. Visitors are invited to observe bird banding throughout the day.
SUGGESTED SELF GUIDE BIRDING LOCATIONS: Frontenac State Park, Cty Rd 2 off Hwy 61 Frontenac, MN Hok-Si-La Park, Hwy 61 just North of Lake City, MN Krueger Park, Hwy 61 past Wabasha, MN Sand Prairie Nature Conservancy Hwy 61 S. of Wabasha, MN Weaver Dunes Wildlife Area, Hwy 61 at Weaver, MN White Water State , near Winona, MN Buena Vista Park and Mossy Hollow, Hwy 35 at Alma, WI Rieck’s Lake Park , Hwy 35 N. of Alma, WI Tiffany Bottoms Wildlife Area, Hwy 35 between Nelson & Pepin, WI Bay City, WI backwaters off Hwy 35, Bay City, Wisconsin
To Celebrate the Mississippi Flyway and Migratory Bird Day Birding Events in SE Minnesota and SW Wisconsin
April 30, May 7, 13, 14, 14, 2011
Friday & Saturday - May 13, & 14 - 1 ½ hour trips - 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, & 10:00 AM
Sunday -May 15 – 2 hour trips - 6:30 AM , 8:30 AM, & 10:30 AM
Birding by Boat through the Nelson Backwaters and Indian Slough –
$50.00 per person seating 3 to 4 persons – with or w/o birding guide
Reservations contact: Loren Waalkens- ph. 651-345-7550 cell 507-251-8588
Boarding at Indian Slough – go onto Hwy 60 Bridge toward Wisconsin – look
for Indian Slough sign about ¼ mile on bridge.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – May 13,14,15 – 1 ½ hour trips 6:30 AM,
8:30 AM, and 10:30 AM
Birding by Jon Boat through Robinson Lake & Mississippi backwaters -
$50.00 per person seating for 3-4 persons- with or w/o birding guide
Reservations contact: Dan Miller – ph. 651-565-9932 Cell 507-951-4528
Boarding at Wabasha Marina
Saturday, May 14 – Throughout the Day
Bird Banding – at Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Municipal Park –
Free – Observe Bird Banding by trained personnel from Carpenter Natue Ctr.
location: Hwy 61 N., Lake City, MN
Saturday, April 30th & May 7 – 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Birding by Mini Rail Car through the Chippewa Bottoms
and Tiffany State Wildlife Area – Experienced Guides on board
Sack Lunch and beverage included - FEE $40.00 per person
Reservations required! Contact: Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center – 608-685-3303
118 N Main Street, Alma, WI 54610 Visit on the web at www.wingsoveralma.org