Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 
 
     
 

Links

 
 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

 

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

3,200 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

21212 210th Street
Audubon, MN56511
N46 52.615, W95 57.533

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

One hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset for approved activities.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

No National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota charges a fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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          Becker County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

 

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Red River Valley

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Red River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Audubon Moraine

Flom Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

Restored pothole wetlands, two lakes, the “Big 6 Wetlands”.

 

 

 

Best Time to Visit

Waterfowl migration peaks between late April and early May. Shorebird and prairie songbird numbers peak from mid- to late-May.

 

Important Bird Area

This refuge has been designated an Important Bird Area.

 

 

 

 

           
 
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Other Videos
 
  Hamden Slough 25th Anniversary
lakestv3
 
   
 
About

Published on Oct 30, 2014

Hometown Happenings 10 20 14

   
  Hamden Slough-Project of Izaak Walton & USFWS
John Crampton
 
   
 
About

Published on Mar 19, 2013

This video tells the story of Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Audubon, Minnesota and the cooperation between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Prairie Woods Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to restore this area for migrating waterfowl, birding, wildlife habitat, prairie restoration, and water quality.

   

 

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Birds

 
 

Eighteen bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Bisson Lake)

 
 

American Coot (Fulica americana)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

 

American Coot

Mallard

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Bee Atlas

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

Threatened

sterile sedge (Carex sterilis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
         

 

 

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