The Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway is anchored by two of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world: Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. The giant marshes draw clouds of sandhill cranes, squadrons of pelicans, bald and gold eagles, scurrying shorebirds, elegant whooping cranes, and scores of waterbirds. Besides birds, there are also numerous species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The communities along the byway - Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Hudson, Stafford and St. John - offer numerous opportunities to learn about the importance of the marshes and the history of the area. A map of the interpretive panels place at stops along the byway is available on the website.