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Bird Train in the Tiffany Bottoms

May 21, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

About the Event

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please email Sara Norman at sara@landmarkwi.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Calling all early birds! Board an antique open-air train and ride into the most remote areas of the Tiffany Wildlife Area! Enjoy stops with short hikes into floodplain forests, savannas and prairies while you learn about the ecology and history of the area. The Chippewa River, with its backwaters and sloughs, is a major migratory pathway for birds that will be on their long journeys during this time of year.

Our special guest leader is Craig Thompson who is a migratory bird expert and Chief of Program Integration for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) Program. Craig’s bio and a brief video of the experience are shown below. You do not want to miss this unique opportunity!

Location: On Hwy 25, just south of Durand; Buffalo County.

Parking Area: Across from the intersection of Thibodeau Road and Hwy 25, 4.5 miles south of Durand, WI

Registration: Capacity is limited! Sign up today! The cost for the train ride is $10 per person.

Optional Lunch Gathering: After the train ride, there will be an optional lunch gathering in Durand at the Kingfisher Restaurant. Indicate if you are interested during registration and more details will be provided to you.

What to Bring: Water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, and field guides. Wear appropriate footwear and field clothing.

People Riding the Tiffany Train

The Tiffany Train

Meet Our Guest Bird Guide

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson started working for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) when gas was 86 cents a gallon. Over the past 30 years, he’s held a variety of positions with the Department, specializing in migratory bird conservation and protected areas management.

He currently serves as Chief of Program Integration for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) Program. Craig has a clinical obsession with birding in the tropics, especially during Wisconsin’s chilly winters.

Craig Thompson
NHC Program Integration Chief

Watch this 6-minute video to learn more about this experience: 


May 21, 2022
7:30 am - 12:00 pm