For more information on the research being conducted on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge please contact Stephen_Winter@fws.gov or call the refuge at 507-494-6214.
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A year round resident on the refuge however numbers soar during the winter. Look below locks and dams where the river is not frozen. Aerial displays and pair bonding are best viewed from January through March. In winter, over 1,000 bald eagles grab fish,ducks or coots in the open water.