Wisconsin Important Bird Areas

Conserving the most important places for birds

Waupee Lake

Site Description

This site on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest features a mosaic of forest, shrub, and wetland habitats.  There are upland forests of pines, oaks, northern hardwoods, and mixed coniferous-deciduous species, substantial areas of shrubby edges and semi-open woodland, swamp hardwoods and conifers, shrub swamps, emergent wetlands, and small lakes.

Ornithological Importance

A diverse breeding avifauna includes shrub species such as black-billed cuckoo, alder flycatcher, brown thrasher, golden-winged warbler, mourning warbler, and field sparrow, upland deciduous forest species like red-shouldered hawk, least flycatcher, and wood thrush, and birds of lowland forests, including olive-sided flycatcher, yellow-bellied flycatcher, and Canada warbler.

Waupee Lake, photo by Yoyi Steele

Waupee Lake, photo by Yoyi Steele