Rat River State Wildlife Area
This 4,000-acre State Wildlife Area is linked to the Wolf River SWA by water, marsh and the Rat River. Located due east, it contains many of the same species as the Wolf River site, but is much larger with lowland forest and upland grassy fields in addition to marshes and the river. The additional habitats attract a greater mix of birds as well as red fox and badgers. The lowland forest is a good place to spot Golden-winged, Northern Parula and Blue-winged Warblers. The marshy areas hold Longbilled Marsh Wrens, Song and Swamp Sparrows. The brushy areas are good for Red-eyed Vireos, Least and Willow Flycatchers.
Directions: Located 3 miles northwest of Winchester via Cty II.
Gazetteer: Page 54, C-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 71, C-6 (10th edition).
Phone: 920/424-7896 (Oshkosh WDNR).
Web site: WDNR Rat River State Wildlife Area
Signature species: Green Heron, Yellow-headed blackbird, Willow Flycatcher and Yellow Warbler.
Rare species: Orchard Oriole,
Louisiana Waterthrush and Mourning Warbler.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & Lodging: Winneconne.