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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

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Loess Bluffs (formerly Squaw Creek) is a 7,350-acre refuge, established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is home to 301 bird species (including nesting bald eagles), 33 mammal species, and 35 reptile and amphibian species. During spring and fall migrations, Loess Bluffs’ wetlands attract as many as 400,000 snow geese and 100,000 ducks. During the fall and winter, as many as 400 bald eagles have been spotted.

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is more than marshes; it includes forest, grassland, cropland and wetland. It is an Internationally Important Bird Area (IBA.) A 10-mile, self-guided driving tour is available.
At the headquarters, you can view exhibits, watch an informative video, and get the latest survey counts for bald eagles, waterfowl and shorebirds.

During the spring and fall migrations, the headquarters building is open Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Route 159 South
Mound City, MO 64470

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