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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.

Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Waterfowl Hunt Updates

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Waterfowl hunting opens October 11, 2014 and ends January 25, 2015. Click the link for a refuge water map and status. Go to the blue VISIT link above, click Visitor Activities in the dropdown list for updated refuge Hunt program information. Click the green Wildlife & Habitat link for drought information.

Refuge Water Map

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

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

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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014


  • FREE Refuge Tours Dec, Jan, Feb.

    Ducks in flight-218December 06, 2014 - February 14, 2015

    Join a FREE guided refuge tour, learn the Stillwater story from expert guides. Transportation provided.

    Email to reserve your space now!
  • Wetlands & Wings Youth Workshop, Hunt

    jr duk hnt 1March 07, 2015 - March 14, 2015

    Free outdoor program for youth ages 10 - 17. Held in Fall & Spring, call 775/423-5128 ext. 228 for details. Click link for application.

    Wetlands & Wings Application Due February 13, 2015
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