Westby, Wisconsin Birding
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La Crosse River State Fishery Area
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
Genoa National Fish Hatchery
Old Settler's Park & Genoa Power Plant
Goose Island County Park
Hixon Forest Nature Center, La Crosse River Marsh, Riverside Park & Myrick Park
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge - La Crosse District
Kickapoo Valley Reserve
McGilvray Bridges & Van Loon State Wildlife Area
Wildcat Mountain State Park & Mt. Pisgah Hemlock-Hardwoods State Natural Area
Pier Natural Bridge County Park
Fort McCory (Military Reservation) Barrens State Natural Area
La Crosse River Trail Prairie State Natural Area
Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area
Duck Egg County Forest


Westby House Inn
Eagles soar over the Mississippi River from DeSoto Wisconsin to La Crosse Wisconsin along the Great River Road Byway. The Westby House Inn is only 23 minutes East of the River where you can encounter more birding and wildlife along the way. The biggest birding attraction is the fall migration stop of the Tundra Swans in late October/November. Tundra swans rest on Pools 4-11 during the fall migration, moving through just before ice forms on the river. More arrive daily, building up to their peak population during the month of November. By all means swing over to the overlooks along Hwy 26 just south of Brownsville, Minnesota, or south of Goose Island on the Wisconsin shore. Only a 30 to 45 minute drive from the inn.

Westby, Wisconsin
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