Located along the “un-pooled” section of the Mississippi, the refuge is a migratory link for songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. In a given year, a visitor could see snowy owls, plovers and pelicans all from the same vista. Our peak is early spring to summer followed by fall and early winter. If a particular species uses the Mississippi Flyway, you have a great opportunity to view them at the refuge. Consider visiting around Easter for songbirds, and Thanksgiving for waterfowl. And don’t forget about our year-round mammal residents; deer, squirrel and raccoons.