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ONALASKA, WISCONSIN

Majestic Fall Birds of the Mississippi Flyway

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Program #11892RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Where’s the best birding in America? For cranes it’s Nebraska and New Mexico. For hawks it’s New Mexico. And for swans? It’s the Upper River Mississippi Valley of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Experience a spectacle of nature as thousands of Tundra Swans (and a few Trumpeter Swans) descend on this area before continuing their winter migration. Our expert knows the best places among the scenic river bluffs for viewing swans and soaring Bald Eagles, while avoiding the crowds. Our goal is for you to find the most birds, learn the geology of this complex area, enjoy the river and have a lot of fun!


Highlights

• Thrill in the sights and sounds of thousands of swans as they gather along the Mississippi River
• Some species seen in previous years include Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Wood Ducks, American Blackducks, Hooded Mergansers and huge numbers of Bald Eagles in every imaginable plumage.
• Enjoy a fall migration boat excursion on the Mississippi River, weather permitting.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

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Walking over rough terrain in forested areas.

Coordinated by Winona State University.


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6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Field trips

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