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    Crispness of Fall...

    Swans are here, with the rest of fall migration to come!

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    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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    Refuge Gallery

    View the wonders of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Flicker site.

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History of the Refuge

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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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About the Complex

Bowdoin 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

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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What's New At Bowdoin

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    Have a question? View some of the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Biological Updates

    Lk_B_Sept_2015_267x200September 29, 2015

    Tundra swans have returned to Bowdoin as they are on their journey back east and south for the winter! Grassland songbirds still flitter around, but little in comparison to the summer months. Insects serenade during the warm sunny mid-day, but the waterfowl are definitely waking up the day bringing us into fall.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015
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