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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 1 things to do in Stafford Features Animals
1434 NE 80th St, Stafford, KS 67578-8818
620-486-2393
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Amazing opportunity to get close to great birds

This has to be one of the best places to gt close observations of shorebirds and other species... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Henry A
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Hays, Kansas
Birding! Get there while we still have National Parks and Refuges, not oil wells

Not one bottle cap. Clean, good gravel roads, thousands of acres and few people. In the first 15... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Red23Hair34
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La Junta, CO
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1434 NE 80th St, Stafford, KS 67578-8818
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620-486-2393
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This has to be one of the best places to gt close observations of shorebirds and other species. County Road 170 and the Wildlife Loop seem to be the best place, but anywhere on the refuge can turn up an exceptional sighting. Go when you...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Not one bottle cap. Clean, good gravel roads, thousands of acres and few people. In the first 15 minutes I was amazed and delighted with birds. Late April, I was a bit disappointed not to find Buffleheads and Cinnamon Teal, too many Blue-winged Teal and...More

Thank Red23Hair34
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We saw many rare water birds here. We didn't do much walking since it was 104 degrees, but saw all the birds from the car with binoculars.

Thank RuthMett
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We missed the huge flocks of migrating shorebirds by a couple of weeks, which was a disappointment, but we were nonetheless excited by the number of birds we saw here. The birds didn’t seem to mind the rainy and chilly weather, although the cold nixed...More

Thank 88Tropicsfan
Reviewed 12 July 2015

It turns out that we just missed the migratory birds (in particular, the large waterfowl) visiting in June as the last of the migrants leave in May and the first start returning in July. However, we enjoyed seeing the local residents and enjoying having the...More

Thank NaturePark_ArchSites
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Quivira NWR is a wonderful place to find just about any migrating bird. We just missed the whooping crane but were not disappointed to see several other more common birds. Because of the salt-water marshes in this refuge, there are a lot of shore birds....More

Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Wonderful spot to witness spring migratory birds in the central flyway. Plan to spend at least 4 hours, all day would be better. Our last stop was the prairie dog town, which was pretty fun.

Thank Annette T
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. This was established in 1955 to provide and protect vital habitat for migratory waterfowl. It's 22,135 acres include inland salt marsh and sand prairie. The salt comes from underground salt deposits, which when they meet a high water table, produce salty...More

1  Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We visited to see birds, and asked staff whom we met on the road (nicely graded) about a recently reported rare bird. In a little while they came back to find us and led us to the site where the bird had been re-located. It...More

2  Thank June N
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Quivira NWR is basically a wetland complex with a good range of small habitat niches adding to its attractiveness to a wide variety of birds. No matter the season, something special may be in store at Quivira. This is the place to go hoping to...More

3  Thank Edge W
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