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Marais des Cygnes
National Wildlife Refuge

Deciduous trees and shrubs line the banks of the Marais des Cygnes River.  This riparian habitat is important for a variety of wildlife species.
24141 Kansas Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS   66075
E-mail: maraisdescygnes@fws.gov
Phone Number: 913-352-8956
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The Refuge is named after the Marais des Cygnes River. The phrase means marsh of swans. It is presumed that trumpeter swans were found in adjacent wetlands.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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These unique areas harbor many species that are of concern nationally or regionally, including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, cerulean warblers, Henslow's sparrows, Bell's vireo, flat floater mussels, and Mead's milkweed.

More than 30 species of warblers migrate through or nest on the Refuge. The Refuge also is known to harbor 33 species of mussels. Other species of interest are river otters, bobcats, paddlefish, crawfish frogs, scissor-tailed flycatchers, loggerhead shrikes, and red-shouldered hawks.

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