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Wetland Management District

A female gadwall swims with her duckling.  Female gadwalls are mottled brown in color to help camouflage them during nesting season.
44401 134A St.
Waubay, SD   57273
E-mail: waubay@fws.gov
Phone Number: 605-947-4521
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Waubay Wetland Management District provides prime breeding and nesting habitat for a variety of waterfowl species.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Interspersed with grasslands, this landscape provides habitat not only for waterfowl, shorebirds, and other water birds, but also for raptors and grassland-dependent bird species. Bobolinks, western meadowlarks, upland sandpipers, and grasshopper and Savannah sparrows are commonly seen on Waubay WMD. Butterflies and numerous other insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals also thrive here. Butterfly species that can be observed include the beautiful regal fritillary and the elusive and rare Dakota skipper.

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