Please consult the refuge-specific brochures that are available at the kiosks or contact the refuge office for more information. Visitors are permitted on the refuge 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Loess Bluff NWR’s habitats are delicate ecosystems; entry into closed areas is trespassing. Help protect our wildlife heritage by observing all refuge signs and regulations. Refuge roads may close anytime during flood events, hazardous conditions, or for maintenance purposes and will re-open as soon as possible. Check the refuge website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
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Bald eagles migrate to the refuge by late fall and early winter. As many as 300 immature and adult bald eagles and an occasional golden eagle may be seen during the migration peak, usually by the first of December. A record 476 bald eagles were counted during a 2001 survey. The first recorded successful bald eagle nest fledged three young eaglets in the summer of 1997. A few bald eagles may spend the winter and summer on the refuge. Migrating eagles leave the refuge in spring and summer returning to lakes and streams in the northern forests.