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    Warm summer days...

    Warm days are quiet with bird song, but amazing bird viewing!

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    Bowdoin Refuge Receives Award

    The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has named Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge as a Top 50 Ecotourism Site...

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    Refuge Gallery

    View the wonders of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Flicker site.

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History

History of the Refuge

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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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About the Complex

Bowdoin Complex

The refuge complex covers more than 84,000 acres in north-central Montana, spredaing across Blaine, Hill, Phillips, and Valley counties....

Bowdoin is managed as part of the Bowdoin Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's New At Bowdoin

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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    Have a question? View some of the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Biological Updates

    August 14, 2015

    Our first bald eagle for the late summer/fall time has shown up. Ducks pepper Lake Bowdoin of both those coming in to fatten up before migration and those still toting around a brood. Shorebirds are flocked up and starting to pass through. The busy energy of spring is winding down to a slow crawl of warm summer weather before the big push south. Don't worry, the sound of insects fills the air even if the birds are quieting down.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015
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