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Birders Join The Celebration of Birds At The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge In Northwest Oklahoma

Each year folks gather for the Celebration of Birds at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Oklahoma. This 32,000 acre refuge has a diverse landscape filled with a variety of grassland, woodland, water and salt-flat habitats that attract over 300 species of birds, so don't forget your camera.

There are several endangered species that visit the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, including whooping cranes, interior terns, peregrine falcons and bald eagles. Throughout the year the refuge host many activities, and it is also a popular place for hiking, fishing and boating.

Another event that takes place is the Crystal Festival, which is fun for everyone. And, if you're interested you can collect Selenite Crystals yourself with these tips:

The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge has experts who can help you learn more about searching for crystals, viewing wildlife, and joining annual events. Check out the information below to learn more and plan your trip to the refuge.

By Leroy Worley

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