Celebrate Spring


Spring is a great time to search for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, swans, and cranes. Binoculars and bird guides are available at the Visitor Center.

 Celebrate Spring at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge 


NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Celebrate spring with the wonders of nature at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge!  Join a refuge naturalist on Saturday, March 29th and Saturday, April 12th to partake in activities that are fun for the whole family!   


In 2011, Doug Staller was assigned as an instructor to the Burunge Wildlife Management Area which lies between the Tanzania National Parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire.  Join us for this picture safari adventure and experience the birds, Baobabs, and Bantu of this unique country on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. 


The refuge will be hosting a beginner photography program, “Can You Capture It,” on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00am – 9:45am.  This indoor lecture series features tips and tricks for capturing wildlife photography, and will feature photographs taken on the refuge during the month of March.  This program is a great opportunity to learn new techniques, share sightings on the refuge, and meet others who share an interest in photography! All camera types and skill levels welcome. 


Grab your binoculars and camera for this one mile bird walk through prairies, oak savannas, and wetlands!  Spring is a great time to search for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, swans, and cranes.  New and experienced birders are welcome to practice their skills with a naturalist during this family bird hike on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00am – 11:00am.  Binoculars and bird guides are available on a first come, first served basis. 


For more information on public programming or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov.  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.  Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round.  For additional information please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/. 


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