Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
Welcome Home Monarchs
Refuge Bird Counts
Weekly bird counts are performed on Delair Division of the Great River National Wildlife Refuge to monitor migration and refuge use.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Bald eagles live throughout the continental United States. Their ideal habitat is mature forest with clearings, near water with abundant fish and waterfowl. They truly have “eagle eyes” and can spot moving prey almost a mile away.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 11, 2015