Our Flyway camera is located in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on Lake Onalaska, in the heart of the Driftless region. It offers an unparalleled look at migrating birds and river wildlife, including Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, Sandhill Cranes, Caspian Terns, Cormorants, and many species of ducks, gulls, and other waterfowl. More than 325 bird species make the round-trip each year along the Mississippi Flyway and many of them will pass by this camera. Please join us as we look and listen to one of America’s greatest flyways!
The project was completed with help from the Brice Prairie Conservation Association, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Riverland Energy Co-Op, and Explore.org. Volunteers helped ferry people and supplies to and from the island, put up two poles, and install solar panels, a power supply, and the camera assembly and radios. From start to finish, the project took a total of eight long days.