Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Missouri. Abundant populations of trumpeter swans, bald eagles, songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, deer, coyote, snakes and hundreds of other species utilize the wetland, forest and grassland habitats on the refuge. Slow down, relax and unwind as you enjoy a birders paradise. Bring your camera or binoculars as you hike the trails or drive the 10 mile auto tour. Stop by and enjoy your national wildlife refuge.
Great numbers of snow geese lift off into flight in the afternoon at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge.
Waterfowl and Bald Eagle Surveys

For more information on the weekly waterfowl survey click on the button below.

Waterfowl Surveys

Visit Us

The refuge is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a wide variety of activities. Stop in at the visitor center and see the exhibits. Shop for refuge gear and books at the Nature Shop. Observe and photograph wildlife along the 10 mile auto tour. Stretch your legs on a hike through the loess hills. Go fishing or hunting. Attend an educational program. Bring your students for a field trip. Grab a basket and come foraging for wild edibles. Dogs are welcome too!

Location and Contact Information

      Our Species

      The refuge is home to 41 known mammal species and 37 reptile species. More than 310 species of resident and migratory birds use the refuge throughout the year. Key species that use the refuge include lesser snow geese, bald eagles and state endangered massasauga rattlesnakes.

      Our Library

      Get Involved

      Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge has a thriving volunteer program with more than 100 volunteers contributing thousands of hours each year. However, new volunteers are needed every year to help us fulfill our mission. You can be a part of something great!

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