Whitefish Point Unit
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 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
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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Are you a young man or woman age 15 to 18? Do you have a love for the outdoors? Are you a hard worker willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions doing manual labor? Are you interested in exploring a career in conservation and wildlife management? Then the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is for you!
YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in a healthful outdoor atmosphere. Apply by April 15th, 2015. Youth Conservation Corps
April 1 to May 14 - The sight and sound of sharp-tailed grouse dancing on a lek (dancing/breeding ground) and displaying their purple gular neck sacs is one of nature's true spectacles. As a citizen scientist you will be asked to hike one mile to a lek, where you will count the dancing grouse and the non-dancing grouse for one minute every ten minutes. The rest of the time is yours to watch, photograph, or video tape the grouse. You must sign up to participate. Participants are encouraged to sign up with a partner for 1 to 3 days. To participate in this study you must annually review a series of videos and take a short quiz. For more information or to sign up contact Sara Giles by email: Sara_Giles@fws.gov or call (906) 586-9851 x10.Sharp-tailed Grouse
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
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers can be found at the Refuge year round. Although difficult to tell apart, the downy woodpecker is smaller than the hairy and its beak is noticeably shorter.
Page Photo Credits Winter Landscape, © Larry McGahey, 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, Ski Trail, Mark Vaniman/USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015
Twilight ToursMay 28, 2015
May 28 and June 4 - Use your ears, not just your eyes, on these nighttime tours. We will listen for rails, frogs, and other animals. Twilight Tours
Children's Fishing Day - 2015April 05, 2015
Join us for 26th Annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday, June 27th, 2015, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association.Children's Fishing Day