See the latest activities, events, and conservation work of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds
Join us for the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds May 19-22, 2016. Birdwatching tours, workshops, presentations and more!
It's Not Just For Ducks
98% of the proceeds from the Duck Stamp supports the purchase of acres of wetlands for wildlife habitat.
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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.
Learn more about the NWRS
The American Woodcock lives in young forest and shrubby areas often near streams, rivers, and wetlands. Woodcock eat worms, which they catch by probing in the soil with their long bills. Woodcock is only one species of many that are dependent upon young forests that have been in decline in recent years. It is a high priority to enhance these declining habitats within the District with mechanized equipment working with private, state, federal and tribal partners.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015