Iroquois HQ Sign

"Wisdom begins in wonder."  ~ Socrates


  • Iroquois Observations

    Iroquois Observations

    Iroquois Observations is interpretive programming co-sponsored by Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. that includes, but isn’t limited to, birding, nature exploration, canoe trips, hands on activities, photography classes, and much more. Better still, all programs are free and open to the public! Programs are year round. Check out our latest schedule and join us for a program today!

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  • Special Events

    Special Events

    The refuge partners with several organizations to be able to provide special event opportunities to the public free of charge. Our annual events include Spring Into Nature - a celebration welcoming spring back to the swamps, Youth Fishing Derby - children 17 and under learn and show off their fishing abilities, and Veteran Family Fishing Day - a free fishing day for veterans and their families. 

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  • Outreach


    Outreach events help to inform and remind the public about the refuge purpose and opportunities they can enjoy the refuge. You may see us at a fair, public exhibition, or festival spreading the word of Iroquois NWR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

    If you would like for us to attend your event, contact us for availability.

  • Visitor Center

    Visitor Center

    The Visitor Center has exhibits capturing the essence of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge as an ecological "puzzle piece" in western New York. This self-guided center contains interpretive and interactive displays, historical artifacts, live fish, and nest camera feeds that can help you learn about the refuge and its resources.

  • Trails

    Trails - Sign

    Kanyoo and Swallow Hollow Nature Trails contain interpretive signs helping guide you through the features along those paths. Additionally, partners have helped develop audio guides along Swallow Hollow and Feeder Road Trails. 

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