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Wildlife & Habitat

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To provide high quality migratory bird habitat on the Owens Bay area of Lake Andes NWR, Refuge staff intensively manage water levels.  

  • Bald Eagle

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    Eagles are frequently seen soaring over the Refuge.

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  • Great Blue Heron

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    Waterbirds occurring in the Great Plains region include loons, grebes, pelicans, cormorants, bitterns, herons, egrets, ibises, rails, coots, cranes, gulls and terns.

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  • Pheasant

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    The western portion of the District is located in the heart of the “pheasant belt,” where ring-necked pheasant densities are high.

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  • Canada Geese

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    The area hosts migrant waterfowl populations in the tens and hundreds of thousands during peak fall and spring migration periods.

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  • Deer

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    Visitors interested in wildlife observation can expect to find nearly any species of bird or mammal indigenous to the prairie pothole country.
     

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Last Updated: Apr 08, 2013
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