Birding Trail

Eastern Bluebird. Photo by Dennis Malueg.
Eastern Bluebird. Photo by Dennis Malueg.

The Green Circle meanders through a variety of central Wisconsin habitats, including sedge meadows, cattail marshes, deciduous and pine woodlands, prairies, oak savanna, and riparian areas. The path follows the banks of the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers, and provides access to McDill Pond and Lake Joanis.

The mixture of habitats make this trail an ideal place to see an incredible diversity of birds: 245 bird species have been observed along the Green Circle. Stevens Point was named a Wisconsin “Bird City” in 2011.

osprey_map The Trail Section descriptions have specific information for birding hotspots along the trail

warbler_checkThe Green Circle Bird Checklist (PDF) lists the bird species observed along the trail