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    Return of the Cranes

    The Return of the Cranes event is right around the corner. Please join us as we watch the crane fly onto refuge to roost.

    Return of the Cranes

  • Mix Ducks for Pixley Brochure Rotator

    Kern NWRC Brochure

    Click on the link to view a PDF version of our brochure (file size 1,071 KB)

    Kern NWRC Brochure PDF

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    Pixley Gallery

    Pixley has a wide variety of wildlife throughout the year. Click on the link view some photos.

    Refuge Gallery

Outdoor Acitivities

Let's Go Outside Mosaic

Maple LeafOctober 03, 2011

oin the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in creating a photo mosaic! Add your photo of yourself, your family, or your pet in an outdoor activity and be part of the mosaic!

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About the Complex

Kern NWR

The Kern NWR Complex is...

Pixley is managed as part of the Kern NWR.

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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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  • The Sandhill Crane Are Back!!

    Sandhill Crane

    Sandhill Crane have arrived to Pixley NWR for there winter migration. Stop by the refuge today and watch the cranes fly on and off refuge from the observation platform. For more information on about Sandhill Cranes on Pixley NWR click on the link.

    Pixley Sandhill Crane
  • WMWR Visitors Receive National Award

    January 10, 2010

    Two visitors to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge took Honorable Mention Awards in the National Wildlife Refuge Association's 2009 Photography Contest. Grace Haight of Pottsboro, Texas won for her bison photograph and Albert Lavallee was honored for his image of a collared lizard. Both will receive a copy of "Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature", a book by Linda Lear.

    See all the winners
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2015
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