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!