Make Way for Mexico
Have you noticed groups of monarchs? They are getting ready to migrate and will be arriving at their wintering grounds about Halloween.
Track Their Journey
Horicon Marsh Visitor Centers
Horicon Marsh has three visitor centers, one federal, one state and one non-profit.
Three Centers and Friends
Autumn Open House Nov 12th
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Musical performances by children's artists Ken Lonnquist and Dave Adler at 11:00 and 1:00; nature crafts and more.
Location / Hours
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center
W4279 Headquarters Rd.
Mayville, WI 53933
Refuge public use areas are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitor Center is open 7 days a week during October from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
About the Complex
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is part of a Complex that includes Fox River, Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges as well as Leopold Wetland Management District.
Horicon is managed as part of the Horicon Leopold Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Public Programs / Education
On refuge and marsh-wide.Horicon Marsh Public Programs and Events Fall Winter 2016 2017
October 26th Waterbird Update:
Some of the bird species you might see include shovelers, pintail, wood ducks, wigeon, ruddy ducks, green-winged teal, and mallards, mallards, mallards! (approximately 37,000). Canada goose numbers on this refuge survey (approximately 25,000) and sandhill cranes numbers (approximately 1,000).
The best viewing areas on the refuge currently are along the auto tour and the south side of Hwy 49. Small numbers of herons, egrets and shorebirds (Dowitchers, Lesser yellow-legs,dunlin) are still present on the refuge and tundra swans are beginning to move through. Trumpeter swans are still visible near the auto tour and Hwy 49.
Waterbird Survey - Horicon NWR
Originally established for this species, the Refuge supports the largest nesting population of redhead ducks east of the Mississippi River. Thousands use the marsh each year.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016