Skip Navigation

Features

  • Baby albatross

    Laysan Albatross Chick

    This little guy grows up to be two feet tall with a wingspan of over six feet. Did we mention the pink legs?

    Learn More

  • Baby red-tailed tropicbird small

    Red-tailed Tropicbird Chick

    When this chick grows up, it will have a bright red beak to match its long, red tail streamers.

    Learn more

  • Baby tern

    White Tern Chick

    When this chick grows up, it will be entirely white with dark eyes and a thick,sharply pointed black bill with an electric blue base.

    Learn more

What's New on Midway Atoll!

What's New!

January 05, 2015

New Year Birth Announcement, Record Albatross Nest Counts for 2015, Male Short-tailed Albatross Found Dead, Wisdom Lays Her Egg, Invasive Plant Assault Clears the Way for Albatross, Unique Refuge Visitors

Learn more...

Visiting the Refuge

Refuge is Currently Closed to Visitation

Midway LAAL streetview 150 X 118

Midway operational capacity to support wildlife conservation projects including visitor services operations has been reduced. We hope future resources and operational changes will help support opportunities the Fish and Wildlife staff once hosted on behalf of wildlife and people. In the meantime, virtual online experiences and resources can help one visit Midway's spectacular resources through Google Streetview (yes, Google came to Midway last year!) www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/news/midway_google.html and through the below link to Sand Island's on-line self-guided historical tour.

Sand Island Historical Tour

Contractors and Agency Partners

Administrative Fee Schedule

May 01, 2014

Schedule of Fees for Services Rendered for Contractors and Agency Partners

Midway Fee Schedule

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

Follow NWRS Online

 

Ensuring Midway's Historic and Wildlife Legacy

  • Volunteer Opportunities on the Refuge

    The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial is accepting volunteer applications. Click on the link to learn more.

    Learn more
  • Battle of Midway National Memorial

    The purpose of this Order is to designate Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge as the Battle of Midway National Memorial, so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.

    Learn more
  • Honoring Midway Atoll's Cultural and Natural Heritage

    Pihemanu (Hawaiian place name for Midway meaning "loud din of birds") is within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument , a recently inscribed World Heritage Site of extraordinary natural and cultural significance.

    Learn more
  • Preserving the Past

    While Midway is best known for its pivotal role in World War II, its rich history dates back well over a century. One of our goals is to preserve and interpret these unique historic resources.

    Learn more
Page Photo Credits — © Dan Clark, Sandra Hall/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015
Return to main navigation