Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

This 700-acre urban wildlife sanctuary established in 1925 is one of the best places to bird watch in Wisconsin. It features diverse forest, field, marsh, and open water habitats. Bridges, boardwalks, a tower and seven miles of nature trails provide year-round access to the property and it’s wildlife. Feeders and ponds attract birds in all seasons. The nature center offers bird/wildlife exhibits both inside and out as well as interactive feeding stations. Professional naturalists and volunteers conduct tours, walks, and nature programming. With 250 species sighted on the property, and more than 70 nesting species, Bay Beach is a destination on any bird watching trip to Green Bay. Buildings, boardwalks, a floating boardwalk, pier bridges and some trails are accessible.

Directions: From I-43 in Green Bay, take exit 187. Turn NE on East Shore Drive to property entrance.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary map

Gazetteer: Page 68, D-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 61, F-7 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/391-3675 (Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary).

Web site: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Signature species: Black Duck and White-eyed Vireo.

Rare species: Summer Tanager and Ross’s Goose.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Green Bay.