Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour


Registration due prior to November 3

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 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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 in Brice Prairie, Wis.

The bus tour will leave from Winona, travel to Brice Prairie, Wis., and then travel down-river to the Brownsville Overlook near Brownsville, Minn. 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. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch. There will be no refunds issued after the registration deadline.

To make your reservation for the Swan Watch Bus Tour, contact Mary Stefanski by email at, or call 507-454-7351. Please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call. Registration is due prior to Friday, November 3.

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


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