Where are the Tundra Swans at Rieck's Lake Park in Alma?
Late this afternoon, we spotted a half-dozen up-river from the Observation Deck, resting (and for the most part, hidden) in the vegetation. They flew over the deck at 4:45pm. For a better look at this group of swans, head towards Nelson on State Rd 35 (Great River Road), turn right on County Road I, then right again on Badland Road which parallels the up-river side of the Buffalo River. Click here for a map.
A dozen Tundra Swans have been hanging out in the pond at Tell (State Road 37 and County Road II) at Tell. Click here for a map.
You can get good looks at Tundra Swans (~100) east of Rieck's Lake Park at County Road F and Cesler Valley Road, click here.
|Tundra Swans on County Road F|
Before you head out to look for swans, take a look at the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge website. Check out the fall flight surveys. Rieck's Lake is part of Pool 4. Click here for links to the pool maps.