Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor CenterCelebrate the arrival of spring by joining us on Saturday April 30th for a bird walk through the forest! Refuge Forester, Andy Beebe, will share his knowledge about why certain birds are attracted to these habitat types, and Katie Burns from the Audubon Society will help visitors identify the birds that we see. Bring your binoculars, favorite field guide, sunglasses, and a bottle of water!

Have you ever wondered how researchers band the little legs on song birds? Now is your chance to learn! There will be live bird banding demonstrations with a variety of experts on-site to help identify birds and explain how and why we band birds.

Registration is not required for this event but is welcomed by calling 608-779-2392.

Where: Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Interpretive Trail located adjacent to Goose Island County Park. After you turn into Goose Island County Park off Hwy 35, it will be your first parking lot on the left. Watch for the posted signs.

When: Saturday April 30th, 2016

Live Bird Banding Demonstrations: 6:30am – 10:30am

Bird Walk: 7:30am – 8:30am

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 608-779-2399 or visit the facility, located  at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. The Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The center is closed

Sundays and all Federal holidays. Information may also be found on the Refuge’s webpage: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/

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