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    Birdwatchers: Up to Date Bird Sightings

    Birdwatchers stay up to date with bird sightings on the refuge.

    Up to Date Bird Sightings

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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    Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Support the Friends Group

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

    Seney Natural History Association

  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Introducing Seney Wildlife Refuge

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

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge Promo Video

  • Bird-on-the-wing

    Enjoy Photos of the Refuge

    Enjoy photos of the refuge, courtesy of the refuge’s friends group – Seney Natural History Association.

    Seney Natural History Association Flickr Page

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.

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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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  • Public Comment Period for Hunting Changes

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Seney, Michigan is proposing to open new areas and seasons for Big Game (deer and black bear), Upland Game (snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse), and Migratory Bird (American woodcock and Wilson’s snipe) hunting during the Michigan state seasons beginning in the 2015/2016 season. A Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Hunt Plan are available for public comment regarding the proposed hunting activities on the Refuge. The Draft Environmental Assessment provides four alternatives, including the preferred alternative, proposed for hunting on Seney NWR. The Draft Hunt Plan outlines the preferred alternative selected from the Draft Environmental Assessment.

    Read the plan documents and learn how to provide your comments here.
  • Fishing Loop Closed in September

    Due to a bridge replacement project the Fishing Loop will be closed to vehicle traffic starting mid to late September for the rest of the season. The beginning of the Fishing Loop will still be open to foot and bicycle traffic for people wanting to fish portions of F, E and H pools. From Labor Day thru September 30 the pools along the Marshland Wildlife Drive will also be open to fishing. Fishing season on the Refuge closes October 1st, until ice fishing season opens in January. More information about fishing on the Refuge can be found in our fishing brochure which can be picked up at the visitor center or the information kiosks at Refuge entry points. For further information on fishing or the closure visit or call the Refuge visitor center. 906.586.9851 x 15

    2014 Fishing Brochure
  • Timber Harvesting Compatibility Determination for Public Comment

    Slight changes have been made to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge's "Timber Harvesting (Commercial and Non-Commercial) Compatibility Determination. The public has until October 1st to submit written comments on this document.

    Timber Harvesting Compatibility Determination for Public Comment
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: Sep 15, 2014


  • Wildlife Wednesday Tours

    Wildlife WednesdayJune 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
  • Youth in the Outdoors

    Youth in the Outdoors BikingSeptember 27, 2014

    Join us Sept. 27 for "Youth in the Outdoors". Kids age 7 - 17 may participate and learn more about nature. Scouts may even earn badges.

    Youth in the Outdoors
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