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    Ruddy Duck drake mating display

    A duck that migrates from North America to the Andes Mountains of South America;one of the stiff-tailed ducks.

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    Stillwater Refuge is for the birds

    Stillwater NWR is a great place to see and hear thousands of birds in Spring.

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    Reptiles on the Refuge

    Reptiles are common at the refuge - look close, but watch where you put your hands!

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    Fire on the Refuge restores, renews

    Habitats that survive and thrive are managed with the help of prescribed fires.

    More about Fire

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    Winters are for waterfowl

    Stillwater Refuge offers habitat for wintering swans and other waterfowl.

Hunting at Stillwater NWR

Stillwater hunting FAQ's

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Waterfowl hunting is permitted from mid-October through end of January.

Frequently Asked Hunting Questions

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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Anaho Island Refuge, Fallon NWR and Stillwater Refuge make up the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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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Stillwater Refuge: Desert oasis for thousands of migrating birds

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2014


  • Spring Wings Festival

    ruddy festApril 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014

    Annual birding and outdoor festival celebrates the Spring migration in NV.

    Join the Festival!
  • Wetlands and Wings

    jr duk hnt 1February 24, 2014 - March 09, 2014

    A free outdoor program for youth that involves them in habitats, wildlife, hunting, career paths, and more!

    Wetlands and Wings
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