Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Spectacular Migration Showplace

Tundra Swans

Each fall, a blizzard of white descends on the Des Lacs Valley, but it isn't an early snowstorm! The Refuge has become a major migration stop for lesser snow geese and tundra swans. The city of Kenmare holds an annual GOOSEFEST to celebrate the spectacle. Thousands of ducks and shorebirds complement the goose migration. This is an excellent setting to view bird concentrations found few places in the United States.

Snow Geese on the River Snow Geese

Last updated: April 4, 2014
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