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Two Rivers
National Wildlife Refuge

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HC 82, Box 107 (Hagen Road)
Brussels, IL   62013
E-mail: tworivers@fws.gov
Phone Number: 618-883-2524
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Managers at Two Rivers Refuge control water levels to benefit species such as the green heron.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Each season, particularly spring migration, brings a new suite of interesting birds. More than 5,000,000 ducks, 50,000 geese, and myriad neotropical migrants and shorebirds funnel through this important river corridor during their spring and fall migration.

Spectacular raptor migrations can also be observed, especially in winter. Two Rivers is a popular area for bald eagles, with more than 1,000 over-wintering in the surrounding area.

Since 1993, the number of American white pelicans passing through the refuge has climbed to more than 6,000. Witness the exceptional beauty of their winged ballet, as they soar upon intermittent thermals just before seeking solace at Two Rivers Refuge.

White-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, beavers, river otters and other resident wildlife can be observed at various times of the year.

The refuge is also one of the few remaining places where the decurrent false aster, a Federally threatened plant, can still be found.

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