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
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
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.