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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

The 34,500-acre Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is Alabama’s largest refuge and one of the state’s premier birding spots, with more than 250 recorded species. In August and September, Wheeler Lake’s exposed mudflats attract a variety of migrating shorebirds, among them Common Snipes, Semipalmated Plovers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Spotted, Solitary, Pectoral, Least, and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Wintering species include 30,000 geese (both Snow and Canada) and more than 50,000 ducks of several species. The bottomland forest harbors White-tailed Deer, foxes, Bobcats, Common Muskrats, and American Beavers.

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