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DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

State IBA

Harrison County  

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
Wetland
Savanna/Shrub
Riparian


Ownership
Federal


DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge





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