Swan Watch 2019

THE 2019 SWAN WATCH BUS IS FULL. To add your name to the waiting list, please contact Mary Stefanski at mary_stefanski@fws.gov, or at (507) 454-7351. Please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call.


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 16, 2019.

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 $30 per person, which includes a box lunch. There will be no refunds issued after the registration deadline.

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

Questions? Email forhwinona@gmail.com

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