Wildlife Update: April 19, 2021

Spring is here in the Grantsburg area! We had a few days that were abnormally warm for March and April, including one day in the 80's and a couple in the 70's. We have since moved back into normal spring weather, with temperatures mostly in the 40's and 50's and many days of rain. 

Bird migration is in full swing, with many different species of waterfowl coming through, some early songbirds and shorebirds, and many others!

Highlights from this week include: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eared Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, and Horned Grebe. 



Birds spotted in Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Grantsburg Area within the last week:




American Black Duck

American Coot

American Crow

American Goldfinch

American Kestrel

American Robin

American Tree Sparrow

American Wigeon

American Woodcock

Bald Eagle

Barred Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Blue-winged Teal

Bonaparte's Gull

Brown Creeper


Cackling Goose

Canada Goose

Chipping Sparrow

Common Goldeneye

Common Grackle

Common Loon

Common Raven

Dark-eyed Junco

Double-crested Cormorant

Downy Woodpecker





Eared Grebe

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Phoebe

European Starling

Fox Sparrow


Great Blue Heron

Greater Yellowlegs

Green-winged Teal

Hairy Woodpecker

Hermit Thrush

Hooded Merganser

Horned Grebe


Lesser Scaup

Lesser Yellowlegs



Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Northern Harrier

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shrike


Pied-billed Grebe







Pileated Woodpecker

Purple Finch

Red-bellied Woodpecker


Red-necked Grebe

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Pheasant

Rock Pigeon

Rough-legged Hawk

Ruffed Grouse

Sandhill Crane

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Song Sparrow

Tree Swallow

Trumpeter Swan

Turkey Vulture

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

Wilson's Snipe

Wood Duck

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-rumped Warbler




Mammals Spotted:

Black Bear


Grey Squirrel


Red Fox

Red Squirrel

River Otter

White-tailed Deer

**See something out on our properties that isn’t on the list? Feel free to send us a report or stop in and tell us the story! We are always happy to hear observations from our visitors!