Squaw Creek NWR



This is the time of year to visitSquaw Creek NWRin Northwest . I go several times each year and spend as much time as possible there in late fall and early winter.

It is a major rest stop for migrating water fowl each fall and spring, and as such, hundreds of bald eagles also find it a great place to visit too.

The refugebird countof 11/19/12 indicated 218,000 geese, 140,000 , and 72 bald eagles (these numbers will likely increase toward mid-December).If you don’t mind crowds, check outEagle Dayson December 1-2, 2012.

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Missouri near Mound City. The refuge was established as a refuge feeding and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge is 30 miles northwest of St. Joseph, Missouri. It is 100 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 100 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. The refuge includes 7,415 acres of wetlands, grasslands, and forests along the eastern edge of the floodplain . There is usually a lot of wildlife action there until the water freezes after which the continues south and things quiet down until spring. Here are a couple of my favorite shots taken at in recent years:

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Frank Comisar is a nature photographer who splits his time between his native Nebraska and Southwest Colorado. Frank provides expert guiding and private photography workshops focusing on wildlife and landscape photography customized to the needs and preferences of his students. Contact Frank via Scenic Aperture for more information.

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar is a nature photographer who loves to help others make beautiful photographs. His photography interests are varied and range from landscapes to wildlife. He shoots landscapes, wildlife, and nature for the purpose of capturing a moment in time that when revisited, portrays the natural beauty of the places visited and the creatures that live there. His goal is to not merely provide a visual and technical documentation of the scene in front of the lens. Rather, it is to render the scene in an artistic and creative way that not only provides context to the image, but also captures the feeling and essence of the moment.

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar is a nature photographer who loves to help others make beautiful photographs. His photography interests are varied and range from landscapes to wildlife. He shoots landscapes, wildlife, and nature for the purpose of capturing a moment in time that when revisited, portrays the natural beauty of the places visited and the creatures that live there. His goal is to not merely provide a visual and technical documentation of the scene in front of the lens. Rather, it is to render the scene in an artistic and creative way that not only provides context to the image, but also captures the feeling and essence of the moment.

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