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  • October Monarch 2

    Missing the Monarchs?

    While many monarchs head to Mexico for the winter, others overwinter in Texas, California, or Florida.

    Save the Monarch

  • Visitor Services Staff and Intern

    Visitor Services Internships

    Looking for a summer internship? Join the Visitor Services staff for the summer. 12 week, 24 week, and weekend internships are available.

    Visitor Services Internships

  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    This three minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film "The Wonder of Nature.”

    Introduction to Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Support the Friends Group

    Support Seney Natural History Association! The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!

    Seney Natural History Association

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

Complex Graphic

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.

Learn more about the complex 

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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  • Hunters - Camping Permits Issued

    Hunters, please note that the Seney NWR office will be open to issue hunting permits from Friday, November 13 thru Sunday, November 15 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Then regular office hours 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, closed for federal holidays.

  • Attention Hunters

    Hunting GroupAugust 31, 2015

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge changes hunt areas. Please see new hunting brochure for updated seasons and hunt zones. Contact the office if you have questions (906) 586-9851.

    2015 Hunting Brochure Seney NWR
  • 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
Page Photo Credits — Misty Morning Sunrise, © Candice Massey, Cedar Waxwing - Dawn Marsh, SNHA Intern, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Yellow-rumped Warbler, © Larry McGahey, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini, Canoeing the Manistique River - Keri Boothe/2012 Photo Contest: 1st Place Recreation Category, Biking at Youth in the Outdoors - Jan Barrett/USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015
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