Date: 5/16/18 3:12 pm From: Dan Jackson <DanJackson...> Subject: [wisb] White-faced Ibis - Halfway Creek Marsh near Midway, La Crosse County
The White-faced Ibis that was first seen about a week ago is still hanging out in the Halfway Creek Marsh. This marsh is on the north side of county ZN about ½ mile west of Midway and between Midway and the Visitor's Center of the La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River NWR. This is west of Hwy 35 and County ZN can be reached by exiting on OT from that road. In Midway, take ZN to the west and watch for the small parking area on the right (north) side of the road after you go around a major corner. This is east of the RR tracks. Last week, the bird was seen south of County ZN. Today, it was on the back side of the marsh located immediately NW of the small parking lot on the north size of ZN. There is a dike along the south edge of this section of marsh and another that heads north and then bends west to form the northern edge. The bird was visible from the south dike, but would have been better seen by walking along the other part to get to the back side of the marsh.