Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (website)
24279 State Highway 51, Pixoco, MO 63960
Details: Established in 1944, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge is a resting and wintering area for migratory waterfowl and other birds. The 21,676 acres include approximately 14,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods, 1,000 acres of upland hardwoods, 1,275 acres of cropland and moist soil units, 700 acres of grasslands, and 4,700 acres of marsh and water.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Gallinaceous, Rails, Cranes, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Chickadees, Nuthataches, Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Thrushes, Thrashers, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Sparrows, Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.