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    Migratory Bird Treaty Act 100th year

    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 2016

    Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

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    Stillwater Refuge is For The Birds!

    Stillwater NWR is a great place to see and hear thousands of wading and shore birds during Spring migration.

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    Milkweed for Monarchs!

    Showy milkweed is native to NV, and is vital to Monarch butterfly survival. Please don't spray or pull these plants - pollinators need them!

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    Fire on the Refuge Restores, Renews

    Habitats that survive and thrive are managed with the help of prescribed fires.

    More about Fire

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    Ruddy Duck drake mating display

    A duck that migrates from North America to the Andes Mountains of South America;one of the stiff-tailed ducks.

Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Hunt Information

S Nutgrass Lk accessible ramp, deck

General waterfowl season is CLOSED. There will not be water north of Division Road in the hunt area until early Fall. Boating is only allowed during hunt season north of Division Road. Click here for updated refuge water map.

Refuge map - May 2016

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex is composed of Anaho Island, Fallon and Stillwater NWR in north-central Nevada. Office address: 1020 New River Pkwy, #305. Phone: 775/423-5128.

Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 11, 2016


  • Spring Wings Festival May 2016

    yellowheaded black birdMay 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016

    19th annual event, celebrating migration and All Winged Things! Tours, workshops, family fun! Click link for details, flyer.

    Join the Migration Celebration!
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