Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge
There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.
If you think it's cold...
Winter can be extremely difficult for all kinds of animals. Making sure there is good winter cover is vital for their survival.
Cold but fun!
It might be cold but there are always fun things to do outside. Ice Fishing starts Dec. 8th.
Things to do
Cabin fever making your kids crazy? Check out the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest and set your budding artists to work.Learn More
About the Complex
Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area
Waubay is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
Waubay NWR is accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corp program. Youths must be between 16 and 18 years old during the work period from June 1 to Aug 7. We are looking for a team of 5 to work 32 hours per week. No experience is necessary - just a willingness and interest in working to benefit our natural resources. Applications are due by noon on April 14, 2015. YCC application form
Cold weather is hard for us but can be even harder for wildlife if they can't find the basics of good habitat: food, water, and shelter. Consider helping out by putting up a bird feeder. Then join in the fun of the Great Backyard Bird Count.GBBC
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has listed the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as an endangered species. These enigmatic butterflies require high quality native prairie - a habitat that is disappearing and underappreciated.Learn more
- April 19, 2013
Kelly Prehiem, a kindergarten teacher from Armour, SD, writes about her efforts using birds to teach her students about the world around us.Getting Kids Hooked on Birds
Ruddy ducks are the clowns of prairie potholes with their bright blue bills and slapstick mating rituals and noises.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Male ruddy duck. Photo by John Jave/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015