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    Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

    Fishing is allowed year-round. Limited hunting is available September through February. Check here!

    Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

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    Whooping Crane Update

    Fall Whooper migration should begin in October. See how many birds were observed this past spring!

    Whooping Crane Sightings

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    Birding Quivira

    Quivira is one of the top birding destinations in the United States. Find out where to go and when.

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    Quivira's Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)

    Quivira now has a completed Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). Copies are available online or at the Visitor Center. Click here for details.

    Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Recent Bird Observations

Recent Bird Observations

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Catch the latest news on what is being observed at Quivira, including Waterfowl and Shorebird Surveys.

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Whooping Crane Update

Seasonal High Migration Totals

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A total of 109 Whooping Cranes passed through Quivira this fall, more than any other season. See link below.

Whooping Crane Sightings

Draining of Little Salt Marsh

Draining of Little Salt Marsh

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Little Salt Marsh is being drained temporarily to allow work on its main control structure. Once completed in November, refilling will begin.

Waterfowl and Shorebirds

Bird Surveys - recent data

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Check here for the most recent Waterfowl and Shorebird surveys.

Biological Surveys

Get to Know GPNC

The Great Plains Nature Center

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Get to know our sister operation in Wichita. Click here to find out more.

Great Plains Nature Center

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Other Items of Interest

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016


  • Crane Event - October 29

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    A package tour: guided bus tour, crane presentation, and brunch. Reservations required: 620-486-2393.

    Crane Event - October 29
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