It's almost hidden, located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, and chances are you may have driven right by it without realizing what you've missed.
Known also as the Alabama Swamps, the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge has been around since 1958, and encompasses over 10,000 acres of habitat that is a wildlife watchers heaven.
Tens of thousands of migratory birds make their way through each year, and the spring can be an incredible time to visit this little known gem.
"We have over 200 birds on our species list that migrate through here," says Thomas Roster, manager of the refuge. "We're more of a migration area as opposed to a stopping route for a lot of them. Mainly waterfowl peak at 25-35,000 birds in the spring time."
One of the most impressive residents is the Bald Eagle. The refuge was influential in helping restore the species in New York, and has had nesting pairs of Eagles for 15 years.