Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge (website)
Route 1, Box 29A, Sumner, MO 64681, Tel: 816-856-3323
Details: Established in 1937, the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of 10,795 acres of nesting, resting and feeding areas for waterfowl, primarily ducks and geese. Activities include hiking trails, photographing, collecting nuts, berries, deer sheds, and hunting.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Ibises, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Hawks, Falcons, Gallinaceous, Rails, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Thrushes, Thrashers, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warblers, Sparrows, Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.