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National Wildlife Refuge

A flock of sandhill cranes stands alertly in a Quivira National Wildlife Refuge wetland.
RR 3, Box 48A
Stafford, KS   67578
E-mail: quivira@fws.gov
Phone Number: 620-486-2393
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Thousands of sandhill cranes, shorebirds, Canada geese, ducks, and other migratory birds pass through the Refuge from September to December.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Fall is an excellent time to see large numbers of these birds. In spring and fall, it is common to see large numbers of great blue herons, American avocets, sandpipers, snowy plovers, white-faced ibis, and phalaropes. Look for the phalaropes spinning round and round, stirring up the mud as they search for a meal.

Bobcats, coyotes, and other mammals are often seen on the Refuge. At the extreme north end of Quivira NWR, a thriving prairie dog community can be found. White-tailed deer, beaver, raccoons, wild turkeys, and other wildlife are also found on the Refuge.

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