Bird Watching

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1986 to protect significant wetland habitats and provide feeding and resting areas for migrating waterfowl. As one of the few remaining areas in the Lower Mississippi River Valley not drastically altered by channelization and drainage, the ...

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 to preserve a large, natural wetland complex. The refuge is located in central Minnesota and serves as an important stop for many species of migrating birds. A wide variety of wildlife may be seen or heard as they use the sedge ...

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Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of the nation's oldest Refuges, established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt as a reserve and breeding ground for native birds. Located in the famous Prairie Pothole Region of the United States, the Refuge and surrounding area provides breeding and ...

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Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge

The 3750-acre Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent to the Mississippi River. Although it is protected by a levee, the refuge provides flood storage in periods of high water. Refuge habitats include managed wetland units, semi-permanent and permanent marshes, bottomland hardwood forests, and native grasslands. The ...

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Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge

Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge consists of flat coastal prairies, salt marshes, and two large saltwater lakes. Established to provide habitat for migratroy waterfowl and other bird species, Big Boggy includes Dressing Point Island in East Matagorda Bay, a major rookery for colonial nesting birds on the Texas ...

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. The refuge was established by Congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem, to protect threatened and endangered species, to provide compatible recreational opportunities, and ...

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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

Straddling the headwaters of the Minnesota River in extreme west-central Minnesota, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is within the heart of the tallgrass prairie's historic range. Today, less than one-percent of tallgrass prairie remains. Big Stone Refuge serves as the "keeper of the prairie" by working to maintain and ...

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Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

The thunder of 40,000 snow geese taking flight, the salty breeze off the Texas Gulf, or the sight of a 12-foot alligator loafing on a muddy bank make a trip to Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex a sensory banquet in any season. Three national wildlife ...

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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

An oasis in the arid lands that surround it, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is known as one of the most spectacular Refuges in North America. Spanish for "woods of the Apache", this land was named for the people who often camped in the riverside forest. Tens ...

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Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge

Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge supports a tremendous array of wildlife species, but the refuge is best known for the large concentrations of migratory waterfowl that spend the winter feeding in the farm stubble and wetlands. The refuge was established in 1993 to protect and provide feeding and resting ...

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