Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail

Diverse Wildlife
The Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail is a mapped auto trail that when complete, will reach into every area of the state. Full-color viewing guides with maps and descriptions of every site will lead the nature traveler to:
  • All manner of mammals
  • Cranes
  • Eagles
  • Loons
  • Shorebirds
  • Warblers
National Ranking
There are outstanding natural resources will make this an exceptional trail. The public has nominated national forest sites, state natural areas, county, city and state parks, private museums, nature centers and U.S. fish and wildlife service properties for inclusion in the project. A system was used to asses each site and those that ranked highest in the process were placed in the project.

Project Progression
Signs with a Sandhill Crane trail logo mark sites on the trail. The Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail is a project of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Endangered Resources Program has taken the lead on the project. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is producing full-color viewing guides for each of the five, birding and nature trail regions.

Hotspots
View a map of birding areas in our region.