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    Stop and Smell the Flowers

    Adult monarch butterflies drink nectar from many kinds of flowers. Caterpillars only eat milkweed.

    What should I plant?

  • Cedar Waxwing

    Birdwatchers: Recent Bird Sightings

    Birdwatchers stay up to date with bird sightings on the refuge.

    Up to Date Bird Sightings

  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Introducing Seney Wildlife Refuge

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

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge Promo Video

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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    Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.

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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

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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

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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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News

  • 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.
  • Beautiful Bloom

    Bird-on-the-wing

    Stop and smell the flowers. Get a chance to see some of the wildflowers in bloom at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge while enjoying a peaceful stroll on one of our trails. Bird-on-the-wing can be found blooming along the Pine Ridge Nature Trail in addition to several other wildflowers. Stop in at the Visitor Center before your hike to visit the Blooming Tree, an up to date display of species flowering on the Refuge.

    Hiking Trails
  • 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, 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: Jul 09, 2015

Events

  • Photo Tours

    Photographer Barbara HysellJuly 08, 2015

    Photographers will love this Thursday morning tour. We leave the Visitor Center at 8:00 am for a 2 1/2 to 3 hour tour through the Refuge.

    Photo Tour
  • 2015 Jr Duck Stamp Exhibit

    2015 Jr. Duck StampJuly 09, 2015

    The 2015 Jr. Duck Stamp artwork will be on display at the Visitor Center for the month of July.

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