The Raptor Resource Project brings you this bird cam, live from an island in the heart of the Mississippi River’s Driftless area.
Located in the Upper Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge on Lake Onalaska, the Mississippi River Flyway Cam offers an unparalleled look at migrating birds and river wildlife including bald eagles, American white pelicans, sandhill cranes, Caspian terns, cormorants, and many species of ducks, gulls, and other waterfowl.
The camera project was created from a partnership with the Upper Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, the Brice Prairie Conservation Association, Riverland Energy Co-Op, and Explore.org. Volunteers helped ferry people and supplies to and from the island, erect two utility poles, and install solar panels, a power supply, and the camera assembly and radios. From start to finish, the project took a total of eight long days over a period of 2 months.
Volunteers from the Upper Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, the Raptor Resource Project, and Explore.org will operate the camera and the camera will be displayed at the Upper Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge La Crosse District Visitor Center.