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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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  • Youth Conservation Corps Crew Member Positions

    YCC Loading Gravel

    Are you a young man or woman age 15 to 18? Do you have a love for the outdoors? Are you a hard worker willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions doing manual labor? Are you interested in exploring a career in conservation and wildlife management? Then the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is for you! YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in a healthful outdoor atmosphere. Apply by April 15th, 2015.

    Youth Conservation Corps
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey

    Sharp-tailed Grouse

    April 1 to May 14 - The sight and sound of sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek (dancing/breeding ground) and displaying their purple gular neck sacs is one of nature's true spectacles. As a citizen scientist you will be asked to hike one mile to a lek, where you will count the dancing grouse and the non-dancing grouse for one minute every ten minutes. The rest of the time is yours to watch, photograph, or video tape the grouse. You must sign up to participate. Participants are encouraged to sign up with a partner for 1 to 3 days. To participate in this study you must annually review a series of videos and take a short quiz. For more information or to sign up contact Sara Giles by email: or call (906) 586-9851 x10.

    Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Ongoing Studies at Seney NWR

    Common Tern Survey 2014

    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.

    Seney Research 2014
Page Photo Credits — Winter Landscape, © Larry McGahey, 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, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Yellow Warbler - © Keith Parish, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini, Ski Trail, Mark Vaniman/USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015


  • Twilight Tours

    Spring PeeperMay 28, 2015

    May 28 and June 4 - Use your ears, not just your eyes, on these nighttime tours. We will listen for rails, frogs, and other animals.

    Twilight Tours
  • Children's Fishing Day - 2015

    Little boy with a pike.April 05, 2015

    Join us for 26th Annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday, June 27th, 2015, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association.

    Children's Fishing Day
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