Spring migration and nesting begins at Stillwater NWR from late February through June. Peak numbers of shorebirds can be seen mid-April to May. If you find young wildlife, please leave them alone! The parents are usually close and waiting for you to leave before they return; as hard as it may be, sometimes the best policy is to 'let nature take its course' on the refuge. Besides, it is illegal to move, transport or pickup refuge wildlife outside of a legal hunt season.