[Mnbird] Clarification - Pool 8 location
refsn001 at umn.edu
Tue Nov 25 14:53:11 CST 2014
Sorry, obviously my RFI was directed at those folks who know what "Pool
8" means. But I should have been more descriptive for other birders who
might be interested in the replies, if only they knew where Pool 8 is
located. My apologies....
So... Pool 8 is part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife
and Fish Refuge and extends upstream from Lock and Dam 8 on the
Mississippi River. It runs past the MN-IA border, extending upstream
from Genoa, WI, past Brownsville, MN, and ends at Lock and Dam 7, which
is just upstream from La Crosse/La Crescent.
The best swan viewing (in most years) is from the Brownsville Overlook
and the Hwy. 26 Overlook, both on the MN side. Maps for Pool 8 (and
other pools) are at:
Upper Miss Refuge waterfowl survey reports are at:
On the waterfowl survey reports: the "Pool 8 Wisconsin Islands Closed
Area" surrounds the two overlooks mentioned above, so that column shows
the most relevant numbers. The "Goose Island Closed Area" is on the
Wisconsin side, and also is worth checking out.
But it appears the ice has moved into Pool 8 and the swans have moved
out. However, lots of bald eagles are reported in the area.
Thanks to all who sent me personal replies with info. This evening I'll
summarize what I received and post on MOU-net and MNbird (if working)
for all who might be interested.
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