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; 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
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
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
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: Mar 17, 2014
Sharp-tailed Grouse SurveyApril 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 ToursMay 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