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Flint Hills
National Wildlife Refuge


Canada geese are predominantly brown, but they have a black head, neck, bill, and legs.  They also have a large white cheek patch.
530 W. Maple Ave.
Hartford, KS   66854
E-mail: flinthills@fws.gov
Phone Number: 620-392-5553
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/flint_hills/
Resident and migratory flocks of Canada geese are commonly seen on Refuge wetlands and crop lands.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Natural wetlands and approximately 32 moist soil management units provide important habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. Other important habitats on Flint Hills NWR include bottomland hardwoods and riparian areas.

The Refuge is an important resting area for waterfowl migrating through Kansas. Thousands of mallards, blue-winged teal, Canada geese, and snow geese can be seen on the Refuge during their spring and fall migrations. The Refuge also provides valuable habitat for shorebirds, bald eagles, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and many species of warblers. The Refuge has been designated as an "Internationally Important Bird Area" and serves as a wintering area for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, and rough-legged hawks.

 
 
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