From birds of prey to water fowl to the smallest of humming birds, one of the least appreciated aspects of canoeing down a river is the bird life.  You can see it, but more than that you can hear it!  We’ve put together this little resource to help you appreciate what our avian freinds bring to the river and your experience on it.

The Wisconsin and Kickapoo Rivers are part of the largest flyway in North America and is also a terminating point for the Atlantic Flyway.  Grab a bird identification book, some binoculars and see how many different species you can see in a day on the water.

Birding by Canoe

Blog Post about Birding by Canoe

Audubon Society

Wisconsin Birding Network

Audio of Bird Calls

Bird Watching Tips

What kind of birds you can you expect to SEE on the river?

Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers, Redtail Hawks, Orioles, Wood Ducks, Canadian Geese, various Woodpeckers

What kind of birds can you expect to HEAR on the river?


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