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Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will again offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the Upper Mississippi River from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating tundra swans and other waterfowl up-close on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The trip will also include a stop at a Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie, WI.

The bus tour will leave from Winona, MN, travel to Brice Prairie, WI, and then travel down-river to the Brownsville Overlook near Brownsville, MN. Interpreters will be on-board to answer questions and binoculars, spotting scopes and brochures will be provided for the day.

There is limited seating and reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch. There will be no refunds issued after the registration deadline.

New this year, to make your reservation and pay on-line, visit

If you prefer to make your reservation by phone or email contact Mary Stefanski at, or at (507) 454-7351, please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call. Registration is due prior to Friday, November 9.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters and Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

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