Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge Bird Trail

  • Features

    This 3,200 acre USFWS refuge was established in 1989. The refuge features the prairie wetland ecosystem and is located in the prairie-hardwood transition zone.

  • Best Times to Visit
    April through November.
  • Birds to Look For

    Waterfowl, including Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Common Goldeneye and Ruddy Duck. Shorebirds when marshes are in drawdown, Snowy Owl (winter only), Sedge and Marsh Wrens, grassland sparrows, Bobolink and Yellow-headed Blackbird. Rarities seen include Cattle Egret and Piping Plover.

  • Area Notes

    Checklist available. Refuge Office hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays year-round.

  • Photo Gallery