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Birding check list for Illinois River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Complex

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Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1973 and is located along the east side of the Illinois River in Morgan and Cass counties in Illinois. The refuge is part of the traditional homeland of the Illinois people, past and present. Many areas within Meredosia refuge have been spared...
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Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1936 for the main purpose of providing sanctuary for the millions of birds that migrate along the Illinois River. Today, Chautauqua refuge provides sanctuary and breeding ground for migratory birds, fish and other wildlife. The refuge has been...
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Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Complex and encompasses 2,631 acres of wetland habitats at the confluence of the Illinois and Spoon rivers. The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve and the Illinois State Museum Dickson...
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
FWS and DOI Region(s)