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National Wildlife Refuge

Milepost 32, Hwy 93
Alamo, NV   89001
Phone Number: 775-725-3417
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  Wildlife Observation and Photography
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The greatest variety of birds can usually be found at the North Marsh and Upper Lake. Waterfowl and shorebirds in the marsh and open water areas are most abundant during the fall (September and October)and spring (March and April) migrations. Visitors may walk across the two dikes to get to the west shore. Pintails, teal, mallards, and redheads are the most common ducks. Great blue herons, egrets, and other shorebirds are found in the shallow areas of the marshes and lakes. Red-tailed hawks, harriers, and other raptors are most abundant in summer. Warblers, orioles, finches, and sparrows are abundant in the cottonwood trees that border the shoreline of the North Marsh and Upper Lake. The cultivated and open fields attract meadowlarks, blackbirds, and mourning doves. The upland desert is home for Gambel's quail, roadrunners, sparrow, kit fox, and a few coyote.

Camping, picnicking, and overnight parking are permitted only at designated sites along the east shoreline of the Upper Lake.

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