Skip Navigation

Features

  • Common Goldeneye 150 x 119

    Spring is starting to show!

    A few hardy birds are making their way north, more to come!

    Learn More

  • UNL 115_116

    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...

    Learn More...

  • Wildflowers 218_116

    Refuge Gallery

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

    See More

History

History of the Refuge

1904 Bowdoin 95x58

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

Learn more

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.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

Follow NWRS Online

 

What's New At Bowdoin

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Information_118x118

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

    Frequently Asked Questions
  • Biological Updates

    Display_Pond_Snow_200x257April 07, 2015

    This morning all the birds woke up to a blanket of snow that fell over night. The American robins and red-winged blackbirds were full of chatter as the sun rose. Not sure if it was to stay warm or sing in defiance of a spring snow storm. Warmer weather is coming, with more migrants to be seen!

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