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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Birding Festival a Big Success
Midwest Region, April 28, 2012
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Rather than have a birding festival on International Migratory Bird Day, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge had a birding festival April 28 for birders led by birders. As a result, this event was very successful. Habitat conditions were perfect in the uplands and the wetlands. There were a large number of wetlands with shallow water and mudflats for a diversity of birds. Kansas University professor and renowned ornithologist, Dr. Mark Robbins, led two tours while Refuge biologist Darren Welchert led a group of Missouri Master Naturalists.

A kids hayride was led by volunteer and Friends of Squaw Creek board director Christine Kline in the afternoon. Approximately 50 individuals took advantage of the event despite the marginal weather.

Contact Info: Ron Bell, 660/442-5754,extension 13, Ron_Bell@fws.gov
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