• Where is Quivira?

    Quivira is located in central Kansas, 30 miles west of Hutchinson.

    About the Refuge

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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.

    Learn More

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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

Other Items of Interest

Where is Quivira?

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Quivira is located in central Kansas, 30 miles west of Hutchinson.

About the Refuge

Hunting Status

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Hunting is CLOSED at Quivira until September. Check the Hunting/Fishing page for seasons and other information.

Hunting and Fishing at Quivira

Quivira's New Hunting/Fishing Permit

Quivira requires a no-cost permit, available online or at Refuge kiosks. See details by clicking here.

Hunting and Fishing Permit

Easy to Find at Quivira Now:


Left to right: Snow Goose, White-tailed Deer, American Kestrel

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.

See what is here

Nesting Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle Nest Updates

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Quivira has nesting Bald Eagles! Catch the latest news on these large, impressive birds.

Bald Eagles at Quivira

Waterfowl and Shorebirds

Bird Surveys - recent data

Marbled Godwit along NE 170th Street

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.

Learn more about the NWRS