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    Bees are Cool

    Protect pollinators like bees and butterflies by reducing use of pesticides.

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    Summer is for Babies

    Everywhere you look there are babies. If you find a nest or young do not disturb - mom is probably nearby.

  • A mix of photos of birds, people, and wildlife at Waubay NWR. Photos by L. Hubers/USFWS

    Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge

    There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.

Things to do

Fall Migration

Even though it still seems like summer, migration is already underway. Shorebirds traveling from breeding grounds in Canada have started to move south. Ducks and geese start grouping up and blue-winged teal will be the first to head out in September. Although the fall migration is generally not as spectacular as spring migration can be, it is still interesting to see what is on the move and to watch for stragglers.

About the Complex

Waubay 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.

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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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What's Happening

  • Need a Job?

    Waubay NWR is looking for a part time office assistant. Check out the details at www.usajobs.gov. Job announcement number is R6-15-1460037-D. It's a great place to work!

    Office Assistant
  • Saving endangered butterflies

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    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
  • A Sense of Wonder

    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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Male ruddy duck. Photo by John Jave/USFWS
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015
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