Kaskaskia Island Birding

Kaskaskia Island, IL
off Highway U
near St. Mary, MO

Kaskaskia Island’s sloughs and ponds are a Mecca for water birds. Birds can be viewed along most roads on the island. Birders flock to this area because herons, egrets, ducks, and stray whooping cranes are often seen here near the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. Even though Kaskaskia is part of Illinois it can only be reached from Missouri. To visit Kaskaskia, go south on Highway 61 to Highway U in St. Mary.