This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.
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Yuma clapper rail
Staff conduct yearly surveys for the endangered Yuma clapper rail which breeds in the 4,000-acre Topock Marsh.
Wildlife & Habitat
At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.
Visitors to the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge have many choices to enjoy the outdoors, including fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing, hunting and wildlife watching. Get outside!
About the NWRS
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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Starting December 21, 2013, the refuge will provide goose hunting in Ag Fields 2, 3, and 4 on Saturdays and Sundays. The refuge has completed repairs to the water delivery system. We will be open for hunting beginning on Saturday, December 7, 2013. We will not be taking reservations this year. All hunters who wish to participate in the daily lottery drawing for an available blind must be present one hour and thirty minutes prior to legal shooting time. Waterfowl blinds will be available during the remainder of the waterfowl season on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays only, before sunrise to noon MST.Learn More
The refuge provides important habitat for many species, including 318 documented species of birds that rest, nest or feed on this important landscape. Wildlife and Habitat
Havasu Refuge is within the Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory route along the western coast of the United States. Hundreds of birds stop here to rest and refuel during their long journey. Many species also breed and overwinter here. Because of its importance to birds, the refuge is considered an Important Bird Area in the state of Arizona. Come out and enjoy Havasu National Wildlife Refuge -- it's definitely for the birds.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013