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  • Baby albatross

    Laysan Albatross Chick

    This little guy grows up to be two feet tall with a wingspan of over six feet. Did we mention the pink legs?

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  • Baby red-tailed tropicbird small

    Red-tailed Tropicbird Chick

    When this chick grows up, it will have a bright red beak to match its long, red tail streamers.

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  • Baby tern

    White Tern Chick

    When this chick grows up, it will be entirely white with dark eyes and a thick,sharply pointed black bill with an electric blue base.

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What's New

What's New on the Refuge

Albatross are Returning, Invasive Plant Assault Clears the Way for Albatross, Unique Refuge Visitors

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Visiting the Refuge

Refuge is Currently Closed to Visitation

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Midway operational capacity to support wildlife conservation projects including visitor services operations has been reduced. We hope future resources and operational changes will help support opportunities the Fish and Wildlife staff once hosted on behalf of wildlife and people. In the meantime, virtual online experiences and resources can help one visit Midway's spectacular resources through Google Streetview (yes, Google came to Midway last year!) www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/news/midway_google.html and through the below link to Sand Island's on-line self-guided historical tour.

Sand Island Historical Tour

Contractors and Agency Partners

Administrative Fee Schedule

May 01, 2014

Schedule of Fees for Services Rendered for Contractors and Agency Partners

Midway Fee Schedule

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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Midway Atoll - Past and Present

  • Short-tailed Albatross

    Short-tailed albatross male

    The short-tailed albatross that is usually sighted near the runway returned October 25. The male from last year's Eastern Island pair has returned and is waiting for his partner to make an appearance.

  • Battle of Midway National Memorial

    The purpose of this Order is to designate Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge as the Battle of Midway National Memorial, so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.

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  • Preserving the Past

    While Midway is best known for its pivotal role in World War II, its rich history dates back well over a century. One of our goals is to preserve and interpret these unique historic resources.

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Page Photo Credits — © Dan Clark, Sandra Hall/USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014
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