Why is the
Horicon Marsh Special?
Marsh is an awesome wet land. The Marsh is 32,000 acres, which makes it
biggest cattail marsh in the United States. It has more than 500,000
each year. In 1991 it was designated a “Wetland of
Scientists have visited from 39 foreign countries.
More than 290
bird species have been
observed at the marsh and up to one million Canada geese visit the
fall. At one time there can be up to 300,000 geese in the area.
Visitors are thrilled to see fields filled with thousands of geese and
sometimes the sky will be filled with flocks of geese in their familiar
Horicon Marsh also provides important breeding and
migration habitat for many birds like ducks and
herons. Even many species of small song birds depend on the marsh area
as part of their migration route. There are many species that would
suffer if the marsh was not protected for them!