Summer Abounds with Birds!
Babies of all species are showing up as summer arrives!
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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Before becoming a national wildlife refuge, the lands within Bowdoin were managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Learn more
About the 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
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
Have a question? View some of the most commonly asked questions.Frequently Asked Questions
- April 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!
Rare sight of a partial albino great horned owl on the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015