Birding in the Hayward Lakes Area

The best time to watch for birds is early morning and evening hours, when birds are most actively feeding. Birds will go into their rest mode at 10 am. They will resume feeding later in the afternoon or evening.

Birding Packback Rentals at the Cable Natural History Museum

Here is the birding migration site:

Lake Chippewa Flowage

Length: 233 miles. The "chip" is a 15,300-acre flowage with miles of rugged pine and aspen shorelines cut by numerous bays, channels, and floating bogs. Travel by boat or canoe to fully appreciate wildlife throughout the warm months. Directions: From Hayward travel east 12 miles on County Road B, turn south on County Road CC which cuts through the middle of the flowage 5 miles to the Landing. 715-634-2688

Lynch Creek State Wildlife Area

Length: 1/4 mile. The habitat is mainly cattail marsh, shrubby, bog wetland, and stream with some red pine forest. Common birds include Belted Kingfisher, snipe, flycatchers, swallows, warblers, rail, great blue heron, bitterns, sandpipers and many ducks. This is a great moonlit walk. Getting There: From Hwy 77-turn north on FR 203, 6 miles to FR 622. Turn left and go 1/3 mile to the parking area. 715-634-4821

Pileated Woodpecker Dier
Featured Businesses


Flambeau River State Forest

Length: 90,000-acre property located along the Flambeau River. Northern song birds are found in good numbers throughout the property along with Bald Eagles and Common Loons. Directions: 13 miles east of Winter, WI via Highway W, where the North Fork of the Flambeau River crosses Hwy W. 715-332-5271

Totagatic Lake State Wildlife Area

Length: 2,719-acre. Getting There: Located 7 miles northwest of Hayward on Hwy 27.