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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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    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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    Geese, Ducks and Swans - Oh My!

    Geese, ducks and Tundra swans migrate through the refuge on twice-yearly journeys. Look for wintering raptors as well.

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    Mountain of Butterflies Discovery

    Discovery of Mountain of the Butterflies in 1975 unlocked secrets of monarch migration.

    Mountain of Butterflies discovered 41yrs ago

Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Hunt Information

S Nutgrass Lk accessible ramp, deck

General waterfowl season is October 10 - through January 24. BUT, there is NO WATER in the refuge hunt zone! Check NV state regulations for details.

NV State Hunt Regulations - 2015/16

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex is composed of Anaho Island NWR, Fallon NWR and Stillwater NWR in of north-central Nevada.

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

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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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016


  • Join a Stillwater Stomp Tour!

    tule trail pond,benchJanuary 09, 2016 - March 05, 2016

    Learn about the colorful history, wildlife, water and more! Transportation, snacks and viewing gear included. Limited seats - reserve now!

    2016 Stillwater Stomp Flyer
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