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Lake Ilo
National Wildlife Refuge

Framed between several trees, the sky turns a burnt orange color as the sun sets on Lake Ilo.
489 102nd Ave. SW
Dunn Center, ND   58626
E-mail: lakeilo@fws.gov
Phone Number: 701-548-8110
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Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge has long been a crossroads for both people and wildlife. Civilization in this area dates back 11,000 years.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Other birds such as the endangered whooping crane and the piping plover have been observed feeding along the lakeshore mudflats during these migration events. Northern pintails, blue-winged teal, gadwall, and mallards, as well as Canada geese are other common visitors and nesters at the Refuge. Some year-round residents at the Refuge include white-tailed deer, coyote, badger, pheasant, and sharp-tailed grouse. Pronghorn and mule deer can be found on the Refuge on an irregular basis.

Mixed-grass prairie, cattail sloughs, open water, and mudflats are some of the different habitats found at the Refuge. The myriad of habitats increases species diversity and provides additional visitor opportunities for wildlife viewing.

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