Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
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Wildlife Observation Building

Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

To create more attractive conditions for waterfowl, the Display Pool at the Wildlife Observation Building is drained each summer. Following drawdown, wading birds and shorebirds use the area in large numbers for foraging on small fish and other organisms. Aquatic vegetation growing in the display pool by late summer is used by thousands of ducks for foraging throughout fall and winter months.

A Backyard Wildlife Habitat Area on the south side of the Wildlife Observation Building attracts chickadees, goldfinches, house and purple finches, tufted titmice, sparrows, and hummingbirds to feeders. A man-made pond/waterfall provides habitat for native frogs, fish, and plants.

For more information call: (256) 350-6639


Last updated: June 9, 2009