Majestic Fall Birds of the Mississippi Flyway
Program No. 11892RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
0 meals
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At a Glance

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!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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