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    Surviving the Winter

    Our monarchs are wintering in Mexico. January is the most hazardous month for them, so send warm wishes as they weather the winter storms.

    A Positive Prediction for the Spring

  • Visitor Services Staff and Intern


    Looking for a summer internship? Join the Visitor Services or Applied Sciences staff for the summer.

    2016 Summer Internships

  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    This three minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film "The Wonder of Nature.”

    Introduction to Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Seney Natural History Association

    Seney Natural History Association is the non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!

    Seney Natural History Association

Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge also manages Huron, Harbor Island, Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.

Seney is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

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  • Ski Trail Updates

    Skiing Otter Run Trail

    1/28/16 – Attention cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The refuge has a few inches of new wet snow so come on out and play! Ski trail update: the maintenance crew was out today and groomed the trails. They rated the trails in good condition. We do our best to maintain the ski trails but our maintenance staff has many other duties so we are not able to get out after every snowfall. In general, we try to groom trails on Thrusday or Friday each week. Remember snowshoers you are welcome to use the ski trails just don’t step in the ski tracks. Dogs are not allowed on the groomed ski trails, but you may take them with you on all other portions of the refuge as long as they are on a leash. Check back soon for updates. Cost = Free!

    Winter Activities
  • Attention Hunters

    Hunting GroupAugust 31, 2015

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge changes hunt areas. Please see new hunting brochure for updated seasons and hunt zones. Contact the office if you have questions (906) 586-9851.

    2015 Hunting Brochure Seney NWR
  • Ongoing Studies at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    Common Tern Survey 2014December 07, 2015

    Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including; cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured; common tern colony at St. Ignace.

    2015 Seney National Wildlife Refuge - Related Research
Page Photo Credits — Misty Morning Sunrise, © Candice Massey, Staff and Intern - USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2016


  • Winter Film Festival

    National Parks: America's Best IdeaMarch 01, 2016

    Join us Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center for "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

    Winter Film Festival - Week 1
  • Winter Film Festival

    Audubon and From Billions to NoneMarch 08, 2016

    Join us Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center for "John James Audubon - Drawn from Nature" & "From Billions to None."

    Winter Film Festival - Week 2
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