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General Information

Description - The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge lies in transition zone between eastern and western prairies. The refuge is managed primarily to provide migratory waterfowl with food, water, and protection.

In addition, thousands of shorebirds and sandhill cranes use the refuge during migration in the spring and fall. Whooping cranes, bald eagles, and interior least terns use the refuge as well. Summer residents include white pelicans, gulls, various hawks, avocets, egrets, and many others.

Ring-necked pheasants, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, prairie dogs, and coyotes are resident species commonly seen. Quivira is an excellent birding area.

Management practices include high intensity, short duration cattle grazing and prescribed burns to improve grasslands for wildlife nesting and cover.

Refuge has 21 miles of canals through which water is diverted to over 30 wetlands ranging in size from 10 to 1,500 acres totaling over 5,000 acres of marshlands.

Location - The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is located in south-central Kansas.

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Filed By: Jerry Segraves (Stafford, KS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is fabulous for wildlife and bird viewing, photographing, etc. Very uncrowded!

More Information

Contact Information:
Quivira NWR, RR #3, Box 48A , Stafford, KS, 67530, Phone: 316-486-2393
, r6rw_qvr@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Kansas National Wildlife Refuges -

Quivira NWR - Official agency website


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