National wildlife refuges offer the outdoor enthusiast an opportunity to escape from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with nature. Be it the rich call of trumpeter swans, the vivid waves of windswept wildflowers or the wingbeat of mallards over decoys, a variety of outdoor experiences await visitors to waterfowl production areas within Iowa Wetland Management District.
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The district supports 14 species of breeding waterfowl including blue-winged teal, mallards, wood ducks and trumpeter swans. In all, more than 270 species of birds are known to occur within the district boundary. A variety of state and federally listed species may be found within the district boundary. The district is home to a variety of resident wildlife including river otters, American badgers, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasants and coyotes.