IBA Site Information

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge
State IBA
Harrison County  
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge
Directions:  6 miles west of Missouri Valley on U.S. Hwy 30
Description:  During the peak of fall migration, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge typically supports 500,000 or more Snow Geese as well as smaller numbers of Canada Geese, Mallard, and other waterfowl, the largerst concentration of any bird species in Iowa. It also attracts many Bald Eagles during both spring and fall migration as well as many other migrating raptors, songbirds, and other species.
Criteria for this site
Significant species concentrations
Habitats found in this site