Exploring Oklahoma’s Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge: A Hidden Oasis of Nature and Wildlife

Tucked away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, an oasis of nature and wildlife tucked away in an urban area. The refuge provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities, including birding, hiking, and fishing. The area is also a vital habitat for a number of rare and endangered species. A visit to Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge allows visitors to appreciate the wonders of nature and appreciate the beauty of this urban refuge. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge is a 2,237-acre refuge owned and operated by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. It is located along the North Canadian River and sits just eleven miles from the capital, Oklahoma City. The refuge was established in 1955 with the goal of providing habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife species. The refuge is also a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Important Bird Area site. Learn more about Oklahoma City, OK.

Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge has a wide variety of bird species, including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and wild turkeys. The area also has an abundance of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.  Migratory birds are common visitors to the refuge, providing visitors with beautiful views and a chance to observe their behavior. The refuge is also home to a variety of songbirds, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers. Visitors come from far and wide to observe the incredible variety of birds that make Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge their home. For outdoor enthusiasts, Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge provides plenty of activities. Visitors can explore the area via hiking and biking trails, take part in horseback riding, or spend an afternoon fishing. There are two bodies of water located within the refuge, the North Canadian River and Tulsa Reserve Lake, which offer excellent fishing opportunities. The refuge also offers a variety of educational programs and volunteer events throughout the year. Read about A Trip to America’s Patriotic Stars and Stripes Park in Oklahoma City here.

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