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.
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• This avocet has long, thin, gray legs with black and white plumage on the back and white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is curved upward and the avocet sweeps it back and forth in the water to feed. Chicks walk, swim, and feed themselves.
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Last Updated: Dec 03, 2014
Annual Christmas Bird CountDecember 19, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Volunteers and employees will conduct an early-winter bird count. Please call 605-487-7603 if you would like to participate.
Christmas Bird Count
SD Birding Festival at Ft RandallMay 01, 2015 - May 03, 2015
The 4th Annual Birding Festival was a success. Please plan to attend in 2015.Learn More