Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom

4.6
#71 of 162 in Wildlife in New York State
Must see · National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge in Genesee and Orleans counties in western New York. The refuge is located between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester and is operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

The refuge headquarters and visitor center are located at 1101 Casey Road in Alabama, New York. The Orleans County portion of the refuge lies in the town of Shelby.

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  • A great birding spot between Rochester and Buffalo. We walked the Feeder Road, which starts out open to marshes on both sides, then just as you start to get warm, you move into a wooded section with.....  more »
  • The Visitor Center was closed due to Covid and most of the grass was brown and the trees were not budding yet. Despite that, some guys were set up in the park for bird viewing and spend some time...  more »
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  • We attended a group kayaking event. It was very nice despite the rain storm at the end. The scenery is breathtaking. Our guide was great. He pointed out the crane calls. So cool. We enjoyed paddling alone at a nice leisurely pace. I believe you can paddle this on your own as well. We were told it does dry up some later in the summer.
  • Great trails with beautiful trails. Awesome photography opportunities. Bring the big spray and check for ticks especially if you walk through any high grass!

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