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Habitat4Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge lies on 21,498 acres within the James River basin. Wetland and marsh habitats make up over 11,000 acres of the refuge. The unique wetland habitat provides ideal nesting conditions for a wide variety of colonial nesting and overwater nesting birds. The large expanses of open water serve as critical resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl species during the fall and spring migration.

Page Photo Credits — Wetland with Snow Geese - Bill Schultze/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2014
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