National Wildlife Refuge System

A black-throated blue warbler tends to its hungry chicks. National wildlife refuges across the country provide vital feeding, resting and nesting habitat to birds, especially during spring and fall migration.
A black-throated blue warbler tends to its hungry chicks. National wildlife refuges across the country provide vital feeding, resting and nesting habitat to birds, especially during spring and fall migration
Credit:Steve Maslowski, USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for May 2011

Wild Angles is a reliable source of news about environmental issues, initiatives and events in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.
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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day  Many refuges will hold festivals, bird walks and other events in May to mark International Migratory Bird Day. The day calls attention to the remarkable flights of some 350 bird species between their wintering grounds in South and Central America and their North American nesting habitats.

National Fishing and Boating Week  What better time to teach a child to fish than on National Fishing and Boating Week, and what better place than a national wildlife refuge? Many refuges will host youth fishing derbies and other public events in June to mark this yearly celebration of fishing and boating, sponsored by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Refuge Events Calendar  The return of warm weather brings a slew of events to national wildlife refuges. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. There is a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities. Here are some events slated for May 2011 and following months.

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Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: April 27, 2011