Wildlife Watching

National Bison Range

Established in 1908, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest national wildlife refuges in the nation. It offers a diverse ecosystem of grasslands, Douglas fir and ponderosa pine forests, riparian areas and ponds. The National Bison Range is one of the last government owned palouse prairie native ...

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Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Situated midway across the world's largest ocean, 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is a place of astonishing beauty. From the air, one sees the surrounding cobalt sea breaking white over the barrier reef into an aquamarine lagoon holding the atoll's three low-lying islands. The ...

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McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water*s surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone ...

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Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 to provide breeding habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is situated in the heavily glaciated rolling plains of northeastern Montana known as the prairie pothole region, a transition zone between the mixed and short grass prairie dotted ...

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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Located in the upper end of the lower Mississippi River valley, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, at 21,676 acres, is the only large remnant of bottomland hardwoods remaining out of an original 2 1/2 million acres in the Missouri bootheel. A major migration and wintering area for migratory waterfowl, populations ...

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Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge

Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge extends 25 miles along both shores of the Snake River, upstream from the Minidoka Dam in south-central Idaho. Over half of the refuge is open water, with small patches of marsh that attract concentrations of up to 100,000 ducks and geese during spring and fall ...

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Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, located in rural northeastern California and southern Oregon, was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as the nation's first waterfowl refuge. The refuge, with a backdrop of 14,000-foot Mount Shasta to the southwest, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places ...

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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located along the Bitterroot River in the scenic and historic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Surrounded by the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain Ranges, the Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the landscape and wildlife. The Refuge was established in 1963 to ...

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Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge is located in Bennett County in southwestern South Dakota. The refuge lies in the shallow Lake Creek valley on the northern edge of the ...

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Little River National Wildlife Refuge

Containing most of the remaining bottomland hardwood habitat in southeastern Oklahoma, the 15,000-acre Little River National Wildlife Refuge is characterized by low, wet habitat with old oxbows and sloughs interspersed throughout oak and hickory forest. The Refuge is open for hiking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, wildlife observation and photography. Visitors ...

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