Birdwatching in Rhinelander, WI

Birdwatching in Rhinelander, WI

Hodag Country offers unbeatable birding

On your next trip to the Rhinelander Area, bring your binoculars for some of the best birding in Wisconsins Northwoods. Birdwatchers can see a number of forest species, including pileated woodpeckers, ruffed grouse and woodcock. Bald eagles, osprey and several types of hawks and owls also make their home in the area. In the spring, the Rhinelander Area offers outstanding birdwatching for rare warblers and other neotropicals. Great birding can be found in Oneida County Forest lands as well as north of Rhinelander in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

The Rhinelander Area offers several trails that provide easy access to the woodlands and are particularly good for birding:

Almon Lake County Trail

This short, 2.25-mile trail features wetlands and views of Buck Lake. Located five miles south of Rhinelander.

Enterprise County Trail

Located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G, this seven-mile trail is scenic and offers great birding and wildlife viewing.

Nose Lake County Trail

See forest birds along this 11-mile trail located west of Rhinelander. Located twelve miles west of Rhinelander between Highway K and Highway 8.

Washburn Lake County Trail

Enjoy 15 miles of trails running through a hilly woodland setting. Located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro and Highway 8, just off Washburn Lake Road.

Find information about other area trails.


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Note: The Rhinelander Area is open, and all visitors are welcome. Please travel safely and responsibly. Some businesses and events may have modified hours or procedures; please contact businesses or event organizers directly for specific information.

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