Volunteers do many different things around the refuge such as taking care of bird specimens , helping maintain trails, refuge cleanup, checking nest boxes, assisting with bird counts, prairie seed collecting, working with school groups, and many, many other activities.For information on Volunteer Opportunities email Kenneth_Block@fws.gov or click on the Volunteer Application Form below, print off, fill out and mail to DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 316th Lane, Missouri Valley, IA 51555
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During the spring and fall, Boyer Chute’s wetlands become a temporary home for a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. Look for migrating birds from September-December and March-April. A variety of birds depend on the aquatic and wetland habitats at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge. Such species include mallards, blue and green winged teal, northern pintail, American wigeon, wood ducks, Canada geese and pelicans.