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  • Brown booby rotator

    Brown Booby

    Large, dark waterbird with long body, neck, and tail. Brown head, throat, chest, and upperparts with a white belly. Narrow, pointed wings.

  • Masked booby rotator

    Masked Booby

    Large white waterbird with dark face mask. Tail and back of wings is black. Long, pointed bill, tail and wings. .

  • Red-footed booby rotator

    Red-footed Booby

    Large white waterbird - black on back of wings. Long, pointed, pale gray bill, long pointed tail,long pointed wings. Bright red feet.

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Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits enable the public to engage in wildlife-related activities on a National Wildlife Refuge which would otherwise be prohibited.

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About the Complex

Pacific Reefs NWR Complex

Palmyra Atoll NWR, in addition to nine other refuges, make up the Pacific Reefs Complex.

Palmyra Atoll is managed as part of the Pacific Reefs NWR 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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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
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