Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

25542 Highway 159 Forest City, Missouri 64451

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Tips for Birding

When submitting eBird observations at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, it is most helpful to start a new checklist for each hotspot in the refuge. Use the general hotspot when you have a checklist that includes multiple locations or if no other hotspot or personal location is appropriate for your sightings.

About this Location

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Missouri. Abundant populations of trumpeter swans, bald eagles, songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, deer, coyote, snakes and hundreds of other species utilize the wetland, forest and grassland habitats on the refuge. Slow down, relax and unwind as you enjoy a birders paradise. Bring your camera or binoculars as you hike the trails or drive the 10 mile auto tour. Stop by and enjoy your national wildlife refuge.

The refuge is home to 41 known mammal species and 37 reptile species. More than 310 species of resident and migratory birds use the refuge throughout the year. Key species that use the refuge include lesser snow geese, bald eagles and state endangered massasauga rattlesnakes.


  • Restrooms on site

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Last updated October 5, 2023