A woman with a braid in her hair looking through binoculars at a scrubby landscape

Depending on the season, songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl abound throughout the refuge. An early morning hike or drive can provide the the visitor with an enchanting symphony of sounds. Check out the Bird Checklist and Illustrated Bird Checklist!

In October, thousands of sandhill cranes converge on the refuge wetlands. A visit to parking lot A4 on County Road 70 at dawn or dusk will provide the rare treat of large flocks of birds flying in or out of the refuge. Reference the Sandhill Crane Viewing Brochure for more information!