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Explore Erstad Prairie & Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area

  • Erstad Prairie Parking Lot (map)

Explore the 780 acre prairie wetland complex that includes MAS's 60-acre Erstad Prairie and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 720-acre Waterfowl Production Area. We will tour the different habitats including prairies, wetlands, and savannas, and watch for wood ducks, ruddy ducks, red-necked grebes, American white pelicans, red-headed woodpeckers, marsh wrens, yellow-headed blackbirds, and eastern meadowlarks.

This walking tour follows an established path and boardwalk to a deck with benches overlooking the wetland. A permanent spotting scope located on the deck will aid us in our search for birds. Please bring a lunch if you'd like!


GPS Location: 43°20'34.7"N 89°18'17.0"W

Drive North past the intersection of Priem Road and Harvey Road. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Erstad Prairie as indicated on the map below: 


This field trip is led by: Mark Martin, Sue Foote-Martin, and Maddie Dumas.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Martin at 608-333-9645.


Earlier Event: May 9
UW Arboretum Warbler Walk
Later Event: May 11
Turville Point Warbler Walk