Bald Eagles at Kirwin
Find out more about these majestic and fascinating birds of prey.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge to view migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and song birds.
Kirwin NWR provides habitat for a variety of native grassland birds.
Hunting at Kirwin
Many opportunities are available for the hunting enthusiast.Hunting
Fishing at Kirwin
Under high water conditions, the Refuge offers outstanding fishing opportunities for crappie, walleye and catfish.Fishing
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
Items of Interest at Kirwin NWR
- September 05, 2014
The application window for
Archery Deer Hunting at Kirwin NWR is closed. Click on the link below to view
successful applicants. Successful Archery
- January 09, 2015
Seasonal Boat Closure – In Effect
As of October 1st, the the Seasonal Boat Closure will be in effect at Kirwin NWR until April 1st. As a component of our Comprehensive Conservation Plan, under low water conditions (<1722 feet), a seasonal boat closure will be implemented on the majority of the reservoir October 1 to April 1. The current reservoir level is 1715.05, approximately six feet below the threshold.
Seasonal Road Closure – In Effect
As a component of our Comprehensive Conservation Plan, some roads on Kirwin NWR are subject to limited or restricted access. The Seasonal Road Closure will be in effect from October 1st-April 1st. Areas included but not limited to: North Refuge Road, Willow Flats, Quillback Cove, and Prairie Dog Town.
Waterfowl Survey as of 1-23-2015
The Visitor Center at Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. The refuge is open to the public at all times.
US Fish and Wildlife Service's Private Lands Program can provide a common sense approach to habitat management, provide support for wildlife, agriculture and rural lifestyles through financial and technical assistance.
This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2015