Of Interest

Winter Birds

February 15, 2020 Snow Geese

Experience McNary's abundance of ducks, geese, swans, raptors and other migrating birds with the grand opening of our newly paved trail. Enjoy live bird programs by Blue Mountain Wildlife, presentations by local experts, waterfowl tours and walks, Tri-Cities Wood Carvers demonstration, and nature activities for all ages. The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is hosting this free, family friendly event. Time & Location 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McNary National Wildlife Refuge, 64 Maple Street, Burbank, Washington 99323.

Winter Birds 2020

Help Save Our Bats

Save Our Bats

White-nose Syndrome is a horrible disease threatening our bats—bats critical to our environment and food supply. If you like tequila, mangoes, guavas, or any of over 300 other fruits, take the time to learn what you can do to help the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service—and yourself!

White-nose Syndrome
History of McKay Creek

McKay Creek Dam & Refuge History

Dam Illustration

Really like history? This is the page for you. Learn about the making of the McKay Creek NWR and Dam.

History of McKay Creek Refuge & Dam

About the Complex

Mid-Columbia River Refuges

McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River Refuges.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS