Whitefish Point Unit
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 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.
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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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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. Ignas.Seney Research 2014
Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.Learn more about the refuges.
Exhibit July 2nd-30th:
Community members and visitors alike should mark their calendars for this exhibition of original art work by kids across the country. The first place winners from each state and US territory will be on display in the Visitor Center. The pieces on display will include the acrylic painting of a king eider, by Si youn Kim, which won the 2014 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Learn more about the Jr. Duck Stamp Program
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers can be found at the Refuge year round. Although difficult to tell apart, the downy woodpecker is smaller than the hairy and its beak is noticeably shorter.
Page Photo Credits Snowy Trail, © Craig Pierzchalski, Cedar Waxwing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Yellow-rumped Warbler, © Larry McGahey, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Bird-on-the-wing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014
Wildlife Wednesday ToursJune 04, 2014 - August 27, 2014
Join us Wednesday evenings June - August for an evening guided auto tour of the refuge from 7pm to 9:30pm.Wildlife Wednesdays
Morning Bus ToursJuly 08, 2014 - July 29, 2014
Monday and Friday mornings
July 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, Aug. 4, 8, 11,15, meet at the visitor center at 10am
tours last about 2½ hours.