Horicon Marsh comes in two parts. To the south is the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area which covers an area of 11,000 acres and is run by the Wisconsin DNR, and to the north is the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge which covers an amazing 21,000 additional acres and is run by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
The Mute Swan is a early comer to Wisconsin in the Spring, and shows up in a few key places here in Wisconsin including Horicon and parts of SE Wisconsin.
|Mute Swan taking off at Horicon in 2010|
|Great Blue Heron in flight over the Marsh|
|Great Egret after a successful catch|
The gorgeous Green Heron is an exciting find at Horicon. Along with the Green Heron, you can find Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Least Bittern, American Bittern and the Little Blue Heron.
|Green Heron with a watchful eye for fish at Horicon|
|Hundreds of American White Pelican shows up at Horicon|
|You looking at me? It appears this Killdeer is asking.|
- Ricky L Jones