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The Oconto Marsh is part of the Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail!

Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail

With beautiful prairies, forests, and marshes, Wisconsin helped to inspire the great Aldo Leopold’s love of nature decades ago. Along this birding trail, the state continues to inspire birders today. Divided into five ecological regions, the trail spotlights 368 sites, many of which are also designated Important Bird Areas. Explore the route during fall migration and you’ll converge on natural corridors for southbound birds. Both the Lake Michigan and Mississippi-Chippewa rivers sections offer an abundance of choices for seeing massive movements. Warblers and shorebirds peak in early fall, followed by broad-winged hawks, peregrine falcons, and other raptors, and finally great flights of waterbirds. Tundra swans, canvasbacks, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles are among the birds that make Wisconsin unforgettable in late fall. For more:¬†wisconsinbirds.org/trail/index.htm