"Fulton is home to many distinctive birds and water fowl including Bald Eagles, Pelicans, Bluebirds, Herons and much more." The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge extends over 260 miles from Wabasha, Minnesota to Rock Island, Illinois. The Refuge offers great opportunities for birding among marshes, bottomland forest, open water, sand prairies and wooded bluffs.
All birding walks are led by Linda Boardsen, IL Master Naturalist. Member of Quad-City Audubon Society and Whiteside County Natural Area Guardians. Linda is interested in speaking to Girl and Boy Scout troops regarding Citizen Science Projects sponsored by the Cornell University Ornithology Lab.
All events are free and open to the public.
Best areas to view these birds are:
- Fulton Levee
- Cattail Park
- Cattail Slough
- Lock & Dam 13
- Mickelson's Landing (just North of Dam 13)