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Information iconSnow geese take to the sky at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and Illinois. (Photo: Jessica Bolser/USFWS)

Placed strategically along the main migratory bird flyways and dedicated to maintaining bird habitat, national wildlife refuges are bird magnets. With the right timing and good weather, refuges make some of the best places to see great numbers of migrating birds in spring and fall.

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Three Fall Migration Hot Spots

Follow the Flock
to a Refuge
Bird Festival

Watch out. The excitement is contagious. Try one of these fall refuge bird festivals, timed to coincide with seasonal migration.

Some Top Places to See Your Favorite Birds

Information iconTwo mallard drakes and a hen fly over Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. (Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS)