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As the backwaters begin to ice over in the fall, Canada Geese and migrating waterfowl move into smaller open water spaces providing fantastic photo ops. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

As the backwaters begin to ice over in the fall, Canada Geese and migrating waterfowl move into smaller open water spaces providing fantastic photo ops.

Great American White Pelicans can often be seen flying in formation during spring and fall migration.  It's a treat to see so many at once! | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Great American White Pelicans (Weaver Bottoms, Mississippi River) By Pontoon Boat

Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to experience Wisconsin.  Had to pin since I live in and love Wisconsin

Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to experience Wisconsin. This pin leads to the book site, it doesn't say what the 100 are, of course, as you have to buy the book; but in the interview tab there are some video clips where a few are mentioned.

Even in the summer there is competition for a fish by the Bald Eagles flying over the Mississippi River. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Alma Wisconsin, Heart of the WI Great River Road, Buffalo County, National Scenic Byway, Mississippi River Parkway Comission

Bald Eagles gather in open water below the Mississippi River locks & dams. Resting in trees or sitting on the ice, they have a ready source of fish. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Bald Eagles gather in open water below the Mississippi River locks & dams. Resting in trees or sitting on the ice, they have a ready source of fish.

Great Blue Herons arrive in the spring and stay through fall.  Frequently found in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Great Blue Herons arrive in the spring and stay through fall. Frequently found in the backwaters of the Mississippi River.

One of the first sounds of spring is the call of the Sandhill Crane.  Ice is still on the rivers and backwaters and the cranes are easy to spot this time of year. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

One of the first sounds of spring is the call of the Sandhill Crane. Ice is still on the rivers and backwaters and the cranes are easy to spot this time of year.

Tundra Swans stopover on the Upper Mississippi River backwaters in both their spring and fall migrations along the Wisconsin Great River Road. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Tundra Swans stopover on the Upper Mississippi River backwaters in both their spring and fall migrations along the Wisconsin Great River Road.

ALMA is well known for bald eagles, tundra swans, herons and pelicans.  Rieck's Lake offers opportunities to view migrating tundra swans.  From December through February, wintering bald eagles congregate around Lock & Dam #4 to feed and are seen sitting on the ice. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Alma Wisconsin, Heart of the WI Great River Road, Buffalo County, National Scenic Byway, Mississippi River Parkway Comission

Canada Geese have made their home on rivers, backwaters and lakes.  Watching an entire generation grow throughout the season is a favorite pastime and a true learning experience in the protection offered by their parents. | #birdwatching #bucketlist #WIGreatRiverRd | WISCONSIN Great River Road

Canada Geese have made their home on rivers, backwaters and lakes. Watching an entire generation grow throughout the season is a favorite pastime and a true learning experience in the protection offered by their parents.

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