Winter is here!
It is a quiet time as most birds have headed south, but you might catch a snowy owl!
Bowdoin Refuge Receives Award
The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has named Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge as a Top 50 Ecotourism Site...
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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Learn more
About the Complex
The refuge complex covers more than 84,000 acres in north-central Montana, spredaing across Blaine, Hill, Phillips, and Valley counties....
Bowdoin is managed as part of the Bowdoin Complex.
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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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What's New At Bowdoin
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- February 09, 2015
This winter has been a back and forth of snow cover, with temperatures close to 50 degrees at times. Black-billed magpies and northern goshawks occupy the few tree tops. Sharp-tailed grouse hide well in the native prairies, and white-tailed deer can be found near the south west corner of Lake Bowdoin. Most walks on the Refuge will leave you in quiet thoughts.
Rare sight of a partial albino great horned owl on the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015