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Scopes on Goose Pond

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary Prairie Lane Arlington, WI United States (map)

Goose Pond is a mecca for migrating waterfowl. Catch a glimpse of this incredible phenomenon as swans, geese, and ducks of all sorts pack into this prairie pothole by the hundreds or even thousands. This is a great opportunity to #BirdYourWorld during 2018’s Year of the Bird!

We will have spotting scopes set up along Prairie Lane, viewing the pond from the south. Please park along the south side of Prairie Lane. Bring very warm clothes, binoculars if you have them, and bird identification guides. Our staff and volunteers will help you get great views of birds and teach you about their ecology.

When you’re finished, take some time to visit Wingspan, the new ADA-accessible observation platform just across Prairie Lane.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 27


  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Minimal walking required

  • Trail grade and number or type of trail impediments are ok for those with difficulty walking or wearing children in packs

  • Field trip leader is adept at birding by ear and can accommodate those with visual impairments



FIELD TRIP LEADER: Mark Martin (608-333-9645, and Graham Steinhauer

Madison Audubon photo

Earlier Event: October 19
Fall Colors and Birds in Hemlock Draw
Later Event: November 3
Lake Michigan Birding