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Union Slough Auto Tour Route Open

May 7 @ 7:30 am - May 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge auto tour route will be open from Saturday, May 7th through Sunday, May 15th in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Visitors are welcome to drive the tour route from sunrise to sunset during those dates.

The auto tour route begins at the refuge headquarters and takes visitors along a four and one-half mile drive of wetland, open water, and prairie habitat. A variety of wildlife including trumpeter swans, bald eagles, great blue herons, ducks, geese, shorebirds, pelicans, songbirds, muskrats, white-tailed deer and river otters may be seen on the Refuge. In addition, the unique calls of Sandhill Cranes have been commonly heard and their courtship dancing has been seen along the tour route this spring. Remember that wildlife viewing opportunities are generally best in early morning and early evening as that’s when wildlife is most active.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to come inside the headquarters building and check out the interpretive displays! Indoor exhibits are open to the public Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Union Slough NWR is located 6 miles east of Bancroft on County Road A-42. For further information, please call (515) 928-2523.

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Start:
May 7 @ 7:30 am
End:
May 15 @ 4:00 pm
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