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Squaw Creek – a B&B for birds

Presentation by Corey Kudrna, Wildlife Refuge Specialist, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Corey Kudrna will share why Squaw Creek, and other Missouri River floodplain wetlands, are so crucial to wildlife in the Missouri River valley.

snow geese

Snow Geese taking flight at Squaw Creek National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. Photo copyright by Dylan Lehrbaum.

Time and Place

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:00 pm

Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Presentation by Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge Specialist Corey Kudrna

Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

When- Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Presentation. Presentation will be filmed – After 7 PM, Please enter through Green Room Burgers

PLUS – This presentation will be streaming live on KCDV.tv!
(See past videos here)

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge preserves a unique and important slice of Missouri River habitat. This 7,350 acre refuge, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system, includes 3,400 acres of wetland habitat and lies adjacent to the Loess Hills.

These wetlands serve a crucial stopover point for waterfowl on their migration path. More than a million birds (especially snow geese and bald eagles) can be seen at various times during the migration. The wetlands combine several natural wetlands and several managed impoundments.

The channelization of the Missouri River and connected tributaries have reduced the amount of floodplain wetlands in the valley, making such refuges even more crucial for wildlife habitat. Wildlife Refuge Specialist Corey Kudrna will join us to discuss the importance of floodplain wetlands to the wildlife of the Missouri River valley.


A massive pod of migrating American White Pelicans stops over at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of USFWS.












Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com

The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza.  The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway.  From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).

OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.  Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).

Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania.  Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building.  Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.

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Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org. Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded by the Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (USFWS) and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation.