A wide variety of wildlife and birds can be seen on refuges in the Prairie Pothole Region. Please enjoy these photographs taken by staff and visitors of Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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• This avocet has long, thin, gray legs with black and white plumage on the back and white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is curved upward and the avocet sweeps it back and forth in the water to feed. Chicks walk, swim, and feed themselves.