Swan Watch Bus Tour 2017

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 11, 2017.


Contact: Ed Lagace (507) 494-6236

September 30, 2017

Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour

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 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 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 $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 mary_stefanski@fws.gov, or at (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.