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Address: 56 Northeast 40 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530
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Great for birds

There always seems to be birds here. If you want to see mass quantities of birds, this place can be amazing. It also holds some species not generally seen elsewhere in KS, or... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
Henry A
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Hays, Kansas

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Hays, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

There always seems to be birds here. If you want to see mass quantities of birds, this place can be amazing. It also holds some species not generally seen elsewhere in KS, or maybe anywhere. for example we have seen as many as 17 Whooping Cranes here in one day. Flocks of blackbirds in the millions may sometimes be seen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our day at the new center. After the seminar we drive the wetlands reserve and saw a variety of shore birds, ducks, coots, pelicans, white egrets and blue herons.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

After missing the massive spring migration by a couple of weeks, we didn’t know what to expect from this wetland area. But we needn’t have worried: this was among the best birding trips we have ever taken. We drove around a bit in the afternoon, climbed an observation tower, and saw few birds on the chilly and rainy Saturday we... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Hi Folks. My wife and I are Birders so this was one of our targeted stops on our vacation. There were over 100,000 migrating shore birds plus a few unexpected surprises like a Great Horned Owl and a good assortment of waterfowl like Red-headed Duck too. See attached picture. Regards to all, OldeBear

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Visited mid May so mostly shorebirds. It is a big area so even if there are thousands of shorebirds, they are spreadout. We went at sunrise and sunset. Saw plenty of herons, egrets and Avocets. If you want to see a good variety of shorebirds that may not be in your area, then this is the place. You do have... More 

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Great Bend, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

It is the largest marshland in the interior U.S., lots of things to see. There is also an educational building that has classes and lots of interesting things.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing habitat. A must see for birding. Hold onto your hats though; the wind never seems to stop blowing! There is an education center that provides recent sightings. There are restroom (no flush) on the byways as you drive.

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Abilene, Kansas
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a day trip to Cheyenne Bottoms. There was a wide variety of birds; Pelicans, sandpipers, ducks, etc. It was so peaceful and beautiful. A truly lovely and enjoyable day.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Cheyenne Bottoms has been popular with migratory birds for hundreds of years; popular with bird watchers for more than a hundred years. If you want to see quantity and quality, check it out.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Our timing was off, it was mid January and most of the pools were locked in ice. There were a few bald eagles and waterfowl around but they were in the center of the pools where what little open water was located. The birds were skitterish, probably suffering from shell shock as those present had survived the waterfowl hunting season.

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