descriptions and directions
Mississippi River -- Pool 19 - Lee County
GPS Coordinates: 40.6228699605912, -91.3329935073853
Management: None listed
Directions: Off U.S. 61/Hwy. 2, follow 20th St. to its end at the river. This is a standard Ft. Madison birding stop with no known prohibition against scoping from this location. If sun angle is a problem, return to U.S. 61, proceed upriver and cross the bridge into Illinois at Hwy. 2/Ill. 9. Take Ill. 96 downriver through Niota, and at the first bend leftward, leave 96 and continue on the gravel road straight ahead. Soon take your first right, another gravel road, and scope the backwater directly along the road (Illinois birds). Continue from here looking for places to scope the river itself through small clearings in the trees (a bit tricky).
Birding Guide: Site Guide for Mississippi River -- Pool 19
Important Bird Area: IBA Entry for Mississippi River -- Pool 19