C.D. Buzz Besadny State Wildlife Area

This 2,276-acre wildlife area is easy to find and use. Numerous upland and lowland shrub and old-field species of birds can be found here. Emergent marsh areas in the lower reaches of the Kewaunee River are good for waterfowl, bitterns, and herons. A mixed forest known as Lipsky’s Swamp holds a variety of more northern species such as Winter Wren, White-throated Sparrow, and Nashville and Mourning warblers. Little Scarboro Creek on the northern end of the property has shrubby areas and old-field grasslands that attract Alder Flycatchers and Clay-colored Sparrows. It is especially rich during spring and fall migrations, but is a great place to visit in the winter when the birding can be very rewarding.

Directions: Property can be reached by following Cty A east from Luxemburg, or Cty E west from Kewaunee.

Besadny State Wildlife Area map

Gazetteer: Page 56, A-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 73, A-6 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/683-4926.

Web site: WDNR Buzz Besadny State Fish and Wildlife Area

Signature species: Vesper and Field Sparrow, Alder Flycatcher, and Black-billed Cuckoo.

Rare Species: Varied Thrush, Townsend’s Solitaire, and Bohemian Waxwing.

Seasonality: Open year-round.

Parking: Provided.

Nearest food & lodging: Kewaunee