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Special Events

Bald eagle-Haliaeetus leucocephalus/Leann Wilkins

Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge participates in various national events throughout the year which are fun, educational and good for wildlife.

Refuge Events Calendar
Be sure to check the Events Calendar for more details on the exciting programs, tours, talks, and walks that are regularly scheduled at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge.

National Public Lands Day
Help us care for our land on National Public Lands Day which is held on the last Saturday in September!  National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single day volunteer event for public lands in the United States.  This event is a great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge and other National Wildlife Refuges near you!

National Wildlife Refuge Week
Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System!  A week of fun wildlife-related tours, talks and walks.  This annual event is held in October.  Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge sponsors special programs during this week.  

Christmas Bird Count
The annual Christmas Bird Count brings in thousands of volunteers from across the country to take part in the popular citizen-science program!  Join the effort at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge each December when we conduct our annual count.  Contact us for details and volunteer opportunities for this annual adventure that has become a family tradition for many.

International Migratory Bird Day
International Migratory Bird Day connects people to bird conservation and highlights the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.  This event is typically held on the second Saturday in May but you can support the effort whenever you feel like celebrating birds!

Endangered Species Day
This day is a recurring awareness event started by the United States Senate and observed on the third Friday in May.  It is an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and actions you can take to help protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and remaining open space.

Page Photo Credits — Bald eagle/Leann Wilkins, Grasshopper sparrow / © Robert Shantz, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015
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