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    Summer Abounds with Birds!

    Babies of all species are showing up as summer arrives!

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    Bowdoin Refuge Receives Award

    The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has named Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge as a Top 50 Ecotourism Site...

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    Refuge Gallery

    View the wonders of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Flicker site.

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History

History of the Refuge

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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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About the Complex

Bowdoin Complex

The refuge complex covers more than 84,000 acres in north-central Montana, spredaing across Blaine, Hill, Phillips, and Valley counties....

Bowdoin is managed as part of the Bowdoin 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 New At Bowdoin

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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    Have a question? View some of the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Biological Updates

    BUOW_Apr2016_336x250April 18, 2016

    Owls have been putting on a show, especially since the burrowing owls showed up. Sharp-tailed grouse are dancing again on the refuge, after many years of them being gone. Water delivery is creating habitat for all sorts of birds. Good time to visit!

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015
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