Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, Kenmare

#4 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Dakota
The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota and extends from the Canada–United States border to near the town of Kenmare, North Dakota along Des Lacs Lake. The refuge was established in 1935 and includes 19,500 acres (78.9 km2). The refuge is considered to be one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the U.S., with tens of thousands of birds using the refuge for migration and breeding. The refuge is also home to elk, moose, bison and pronghorn.
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  • It was not the best time of year for birding and photography we enjoyed the refuge. The refuge is easy to find and water is everywhere. The nearby town offers a small restaurant.  more »
  • This a great way to see some birds in their natural habitat. This Wildlife Refuge is one of the few places 5 different species of grebes nest. (Piped billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Red...  more »

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