Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!
Welcome Home Monarchs
Birding Festivals- May 9
Restore Habitat, Restore Birds: Low tech, all natural, bird watching experiences for all participants.
Migratory Bird Day Events
The dedication for the Lake Onalaska Overlook will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. near the overlook.
Harper's Slough Islands Project
Construction has begun. The Islands are built using material dredged from the main channel and from within the Harper’s Slough backwaters.
Harper's Slough Islands
Meandering Through Refuge History!
The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.
History of the Refuge
LET'S GO OUTSIDE
As migrating species move north, plenty of photography opportunities will come into view.Visitor Activities
How to speak River Language
Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.Learning River Language
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
About the Refuge
The refuge is located along the Mississippi River in 4 states.
The vicinity map, helps you identify which specific map will help you locate facilities and access points.
Stay current with public events and important notices on the entire refuge.News Releases
The Savanna District has several webcams.Webcams
There are 15 rookeries on the refuge with nearly 300 nests each.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 04, 2015
Bird Watching for Intermediates May 16, 2015
Come join us for a walk in the floodplain forest and marshlands from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16thBirdwatching for Intermediates
Lake Onalaska Overlook Ribbon Cutting CeremonyMay 30, 2015
The dedication for the Lake Onalaska Overlook will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. near the overlook.Lake Onalaska Overlook Ribbon Cutting Ceremony