Carroll County - Jo Daviess County

Lost Mound unit: Upper Mississippi NWR

This is a large (very large) area, most of which is off-limits. But the area that is accessible has extensive grassland, scrub and sand-prairie habitat. The habitat is criss-crossed by roads in various state of repair, and birding is primarily done from the car.

The map below gives some suggestions, but many of the target

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Carroll County

Miller’s Hollow Landing / Lazy River Marina

Directly across the road, on the west side of Rte. 84, from the north entrance to Mississippi Palisades State Park. The backwaters and sand flats that are viewable from the boat launch are good to check for migrating shorebirds and other water-birds.

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Carroll County

Mississippi Palisades State Park

Mississippi Palisades is well known for its concentration of breeding forest birds, especially warblers. At other seasons, almost anywhere in or around the park can be great birding, this entry is concerned with the breeding species that can be found primarily May–August.

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