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    Whooping Crane Update

    Fall Whooper migration should begin in October. See how many birds were observed this past spring!

    Whooping Crane Sightings

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    Birding Quivira

    Quivira is one of the top birding destinations in the United States. Find out where to go and when.

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    How do we look?

    Get up-to-date information and views from around the Refuge.

    See how we look!

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    The Quivira CCP has arrived

    Quivira now has a completed Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). Copies are available online or at the Visitor Center. Click here for details.

    Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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    Hunting at Quivira

    Hunting is allowed annually from September 1 through February 28. Find out more.

    Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

Recent Bird Observations

Recent Bird Observations

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Catch the latest news on what is being observed at Quivira, including Waterfowl and Shorebird Surveys.

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Get to Know GPNC

The Great Plains Nature Center

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Get to know our sister operation in Wichita. Click here to find out more.

Great Plains Nature Center

Hunting at Quivira

Hunting at Quivira

Quivira is OPEN to limited hunting as of September 1. Click here to see details.

Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

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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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2015


  • Monarch Mania

    Monarch male staff thumbSeptember 19, 2015

    Help catch and tag Monarchs! Many other fun activities. Saturday, September 19.

    Monarch Mania
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