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Moosehorn NWR

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. Moosehorn is largely but not entirely about birds. It’s the easternmost refuge on the so-called Atlantic Flyway, a sort of Route 1 for migratory birds. A narrow unpaved road headed into the refuge from Route 1 and ended in a large parking area near the refuge headquarters. The Refuge has five nesting platforms for osprey. One of these has been expropriated in recent years by a nesting pair of bald eagles. Moosehorn came into being in 1937 with government funding and money raised by selling duck stamps. The Baring Division, where I was, consisted of slightly more than 20,016 acres – just over 30 square miles – of wetlands, bogs, streams and other stuff nature provides to the delight of woodland creatures.