Enjoy birding by mini-train through

The Tiffany State Wildlife Area

along the Chippewa River 


2019 Birding By Mini-Train:

Registration Form

Saturday, May 4, 7am-Noon,

and a 2nd train on May 4th from 1-5pm!

Saturday, September 28, 7am-Noon


Wings Over Alma Fundraising Event

A rare treat! Birding by mini-rail car through the Tiffany State Wildlife Area and the Chippewa River Bottoms. Riding the Chippewa Valley Motorcar Association's Mini-Train with a bird guide and a train historian through the Tiffany Bottoms during the spring or fall migration is an unforgettable experience. 

For more information contact the Nature Center or call (608) 685-3303. The fundraiser requests a donation of $40 per person, which includes the train ride, a lunch that includes grilled brats, some of the best birding guides in the area, a history of the mini train, and local natives with knowledge of the Tiffany Bottoms wildlife area. Subject to weather conditions, event may be rescheduled.

Additional Resources:



  • From Wabasha, MN -Cross the bridge through Nelson, WI, on Highway 35; Turn right on Highway 25 north and drive 12 miles; Crossing guards will mark parking and train boarding location.
  • From Durand, WI -Follow Highway 25 south 3 miles. Crossing guards will mark parking and train boarding location.


Birding Train




Wings Over Alma
Nature & Art Center
110 N Main Street
P.O. Box 191
Alma, Wisconsin 54610

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