We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival.

Wild Birds Unlimited

Discover a refuge in your own backyard. We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Eagle Optics

Eagle Optics has been selling quality optics since 1986 and offers a wide selection of equipment from every major sport optics manufacturer. We carry the models that, in our experience, represent the best performance and value. Our competitive prices, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional customer care have made Eagle Optics the leader in supplying equipment to outdoor and nature enthusiasts.

Alliant Energy

To deliver the energy and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly.
We commit time and resources to help make our communities better places to live and work.

Rock River Retreat

Welcome to a place of beauty, adventure, and memories…

Rock River Retreat is located on the Rock River in the rural countryside of Dodge County; home to the treasured landscape of the Horicon Marsh.
For a day or a week of bliss, a gala celebration, or a truly unforgettable event, Rock River Retreat is the perfect venue. Whether you are seeking an oasis for relaxation, or a magical place to entertain, our experienced staff will personalize every request. Please join us for your time of connecting, discovery, and surprise. Rock River Retreat awaits your arrival.

W4943 County Rd S
Horicon, WI 53032

Mayville American Legion Post #69 Mayville, WI

American Legion Bonau-Whereatt Post 69 Non-profit Veteran Organization

Widmer Cheese Cellars

Widmer Cheese Cellars settled here in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. Embracing the manufacturing techniques which have been handed down through generations of European and Wisconsin cheese makers, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars carefully produces some of the finest Brick, Cheddar and Colby cheeses in the world.

Iron Ridge Inn

Join us in Iron Ridge to “Wine and Dine” or “Rest and Recline”
Our family owned motel will make you feel right at home with homemade quilts on the walls and country décor. We feature an indoor pool and whirlpool, private whirlpool suites and a kitchenette room completely furnished with private deck. A complimentary breakfast is served daily and you will never miss those important emails with our free hi-speed wireless internet connection. Refrigerators are provided in every room for your convenience and microwaves in the hallway are only steps away. There are several restaurants that border our parking lot including the Iron Ridge Inn famous for their Prime Rib Buffets. You will find plenty to do with the Horicon Marsh and several golf courses all within 10 miles.

Kwik Trip

As a Midwest-based, family-owned company, we appreciate the value of supporting our community. We work hard to make a difference.
We support many worthy causes, and every dollar we give stays in the local community.

Stores in Horicon , Mayville, Beaver Dam, Juneau and Waupun.

Bird Watcher’s Digest

Bird Watcher’s Digest is much more than a magazine. The company publishes a bimonthly newsletter (The Backyard Birds Newsletter) and has expanded into other bird-watching products and publications, including birding gear, a backyard booklet series, digital and web content, and several books

Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area

Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While this marsh is renowned for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 305 kinds of birds which have been sighted over the years.

Horicon Marsh Boat Tours

For the past 50 years, Horicon Marsh Boat Tours has been helping you experience one of America’s great natural treasures. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, an inquisitive nature enthusiast or just someone who’s curious about the Horicon Marsh, you need to take a pontoon boat tour. You’ll be led by the Horicon Marsh’s most knowledgeable guide, who will reveal to you the marsh’s birds, wildlife and significant ecological features. For those who want a more solitary marsh experience, Horicon Marsh Boat Tours rents canoes and kayaks. Since 1963, Horicon Marsh Boat Tours has been a family-owned business noted for our commitment to the environment and dedication to protecting the marsh. We are Wisconsin Travel Green certified. Tours are offered from May 1 through late October. Call and reserve your space on the boat today and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide an undisturbed sanctuary for a number of migratory birds and waterfowl including the redhead duck as well as to provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through many wildlife dependent recreational activities such as wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation, fishing and hunting.

Marsh Haven Nature Center

Marsh Haven Nature Center is located at the north end of the famous Horicon Marsh, just 3.5 miles east of Waupun, Wisconsin on Highway 49.  Our non-profit, all-volunteer, community supported center features displays and exhibits that help depict the history and wildlife of Horicon Marsh.

Horicon Bank

We wish to thank Horicon Bank for their financial support of the Horicon Marsh Bird Festival.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Throughout the year, the state of Wisconsin welcomes visitors from far and wide with countless exciting travel options. Whatever it is you like to do; Wisconsin has something special in store for you!