Located on the Mississippi Flyway, birding at Wapanocca NWR, at its best, is awesome. Wapanocca gets its share of rarities, like the two Red-necked Phalaropes in 2007, one on Wapanocca Lake and another a few miles west of the refuge. Woodpeckers, flycatchers, and vireos are well-represented. Barred Owl is heard on most trips and often seen. Yellow-billed Cuckoos can be common. However, the compelling reasons to visit Wapanocca NWR are the spring and fall warbler migrations. With 36 wood-warbler species on the official bird list, you’re almost certain to find something exciting.