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    Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge

    Anaho Island provides breeding opportunities for the American White Pelican.

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    Caspian Tern

    The island also provides nesting areas for doublecrested cormorants, California gulls, great blue herons and occasionally, Caspian terns.

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    Tufa formations

    Early inhabitants gathered eggs and feathers from the island for food and adornment of ceremonial dress.

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    A Pelican Haven

    To protect the nesting colonies, the entire island is closed to the public and boating is prohibited within 500 feet of the island.

FREE Anaho Island NWR Centennial Poster

Free Anaho Island poster

Get your copy of the limited edition 2013 centennial poster for Anaho Island NWR.

FREE! Anaho Island NWR Centennial Poster

About the Complex

Stillwater Refuge Complex

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Administrative offices for Stillwater NWR Complex are at 1020 New River Parkway, #305 in Fallon NV 89406.

Anaho Island is managed as part of the Stillwater Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Hungry Pelicans Fly Far to Feed

Pelicans feeding

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Habitat is good for the pelicans.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014
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