When birds migrate between nesting and wintering sites, they don’t just stop anywhere; they rely on a handful of resource-rich and strategically located sites where they increase their body weight as they acquire the energy-rich fat stores needed to fly thousands of miles across continents and oceans. These places are known as stopover sites. Alma, Wisconsin is well known as a stopover site, where birds stop while traveling along The Mississippi Flyway.
Environment for the Americas and the City of Alma, Wisconsin invite you to join our celebration of the importance of stopover sites and their habitats for migratory birds. Whether you learn about a stopover site near your home, visit one far away or create a safe place for birds in your backyard, your support can mean a safe journey for a migratory bird. Join the celebration!