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Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge also manages Huron, Harbor Island, Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.

Seney is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

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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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  • Refuges Managed by Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    Yellow Warbler

    Harbor Island, Huron, Michigan Islands and Seney National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are managed by Seney NWR in Seney, Michigan. Seney NWR is also responsible for the management of the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area in the upper portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    Learn more about the refuges.
  • Ongoing Studies at Seney NWR

    Common Tern Survey 2014

    Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including; cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured; common tern colony at St. Ignace.

    Seney Research 2014
  • Regular Firearms Season

    Hunting GroupNovember 13, 2014

    Driggs River Road, Robinson Road and Pine Creek Road will open November 13th, 2014 in preparation for the regular firearms white-tailed deer season. Starting November 13th hunters can stop by the office and register their camp. Camps must be located west of the Driggs River but may not be located in the Wilderness Area nor the Natural Areas.

    2014 Hunting Brochure Seney NWR
  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge Welcomes New Manager

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge would like to welcome its new Refuge Manager - Sara Siekierski. Sara comes to us from Ohio River Islands NWR where she has been the Assistant Refuge Manger since 2010. She started her career as a Youth Conservation Corps participant and quickly found her passion. She worked as an intern at Horicon NWR in Wisconsin. Then worked at Ottawa NWR, for 7 years as a Refuge Specialist at Ottawa, in her early years.

Page Photo Credits — Evening at Seney, © Anne Chase, Cedar Waxwing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Yellow-rumped Warbler, © Larry McGahey, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Bird-on-the-wing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Yellow Warbler - © Keith Parish, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014
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