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Rice Lake
National Wildlife Refuge


pair of ring-necked ducks with water and cattails behind
36289 State Highway 65
McGregor, MN   55760
E-mail: ricelake@fws.gov
Phone Number: 218-768-2402
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/rice_lake/
Rice Lake is known for its tremendous number of ring-necked ducks.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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The old-growth forest on the refuge provides valuable nesting trees for cavity nesters like wood ducks and pileated woodpeckers. The bogs are home to carnivorous pitcher plants, yellow rails and tamarack trees. The grasslands support nesting songbirds like bobolinks and LeConte's sparrows. The northern hardwood forest is home to black bear and timber wolves. The refuge is a destination for winter birders looking for northern owls.

 
 
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