Area Birding Hotspots

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Bluegill Bay ParkGoogle Map  This 68 acre park located along the Wisconsin river is one of the best birding sites in the Wausau area and offers access to water, forest, and marsh habitat.

Rookery View ParkGoogle Map – Located on Lake Wausau just off of Rib Mountain Drive, Rookery View Park is near an island that is home to a great-blue heron rookery.

George W. Mead & McMillan Marsh Wildlife AreaGoogle Map – By far the best bird watching locations in Marathon County and one of the best in the state. The diversity of habitat and the size of the property makes the Mead Wildlife Area a prime spot to view a diverse population of birds.

Nine Mile County Forest Recreation AreaGoogle Map – 4,900 acres of mixed uplands, marshes, and —- located just southwest of Wausau in the Town of Rib Mountain and Mosinee.

DC Everest County ParkGoogle Map – A 12 acre park overlooking Lake Wausau.    Everest Park is located at the south end of 3rd Avenue within the city of Wausau. The park is situated along the west side of the Wisconsin River where it enters Lake Wausau and offers a great view of the lake and a place to see a variety of migratory waterfowl and resident birds.  Additional Information.

Bitzke Bird Walk, Map

Buena Vista Grasslandsmap  – Buena Vista Wildlife Area is a 12,700-acre property located in southwestern Portage County and was designated an important bird area by the DNR.

Radtke Point ParkGoogle Map