Kids, learn more about DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge through our Junior Refuge Manager activity. Stop by the visitor center to pick up a booklet or download it here.
Let's Go Outside backpacks can also be checked out at the visitor center. These adventure packs include tools for exploring nature like binoculars, field guides, bug jars and more.
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During the spring and fall, DeSoto’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 DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. Such species include mallards, blue and green winged teal, northern pintail, American wigeon, wood ducks, Canada geese and pelicans.