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  • Cedar Waxwing

    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

    Fan us on Facebook

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

    Fan us on Facebook

  • 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

Complex Graphic

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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  • Ongoing Studies at Seney NWR

    Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney including; work accomplished in 2013, peer-reviewed papers published, presentations given, applied science research, and inventory and monitoring projects. Information reveals the number of osprey, common loon, and trumpeter swans fledged on the refuge. Also, learn about the land management focus at Seney NWR.

    Applied Science 2013
  • Skiing and Snowshoeing Conditions

    Morning Ski With Dog

    3/10/14 - Back country trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Seney National Wildlife Refuge are in good condition. The Northern Hardwoods Cross Country Ski and Hiking Trails accessible from Robinson road are normally groomed at the end of each week to lay down fresh tracks for the weekend skiers, snowshoers please be considerate and do not walk on any portion of the groomed tracks. Due to windy conditions several small branches and pine needles litter the tracks this week. Remember dogs are not allowed on the ski trails. Snowshoe adventurers are able to use several miles of non groomed trails and roads located near the Visitor Center; including the Pine Ridge Nature Trail, Fishing Loop and Marshland Wildlife Drive, portions of which have been packed down with a snowmobile. With plenty of snow on the ground and conditions should remain stable.

    Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing
  • 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.

    Youth Conservation Corps
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: Mar 17, 2014


  • Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey

    Sharp-tailed GrouseApril 01, 2014

    The sight of sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek is a true spectacle. Become a citizen scientist and help us with our study.

    Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey
  • Twilight Tours

    Spring PeeperMay 29, 2014 - June 05, 2014

    May 29 and June 5 - Use your ears, not just your eyes, on these nighttime tours. We will listen for rails, frogs, and other animals.

    Twilight Tours
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