Come join us! The annual Waterfowl Observation Day, hosted by the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Friends of the Refuge – Mississippi River Pools 7 & 8 (FOR78) and the Friends of the Upper Mississippi (FUM), will be held Saturday, November 10th at the Brownsville Overlook between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to view migrating birds that have stopped to rest and feed along their journey to their wintering grounds.
Binoculars, spotting scopes, and bird identification guides will be available for visitors to enjoy. Refuge staff and volunteers, along with members of FOR78 and FUM, will assist with bird identification and answer related questions. Please dress for cold weather!
Refreshments will be available during this event only, with all donations benefiting FUM. Members of FUM and FOR78 will have wildlife-themed items available for purchase.
The Brownsville Overlook is one of the best places along the river to view hundreds of tundra swans; diving and puddle ducks; bald eagles; and other birds. The overlook is located about three miles south of Brownsville, Minn., along Highway 26.
If you aren’t able to make the special event on November 10th, naturalists will be available at Brownsville Overlook on Saturdays and Sundays from November 3rd through November 18th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service