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  • The Pelicans Are Here!

    Pelicans Aloft!

    Hundreds of pelicans have descended upon the refuge the last few weeks and they are spectacular!

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    Waterfowl Migration Watch

    Each week during the fall, biologists fly over the Upper Mississippi River and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuges to estimate bird use.

    Waterfowl migration counts

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    Field Notes

    Showcasing the activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Field Notes

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014
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