• Barbara Hysell Monarch Butterfly

    Audios Monarcas

    The last generation of monarchs migrate to Mexico. The supergeneration migrates from mid-August in the north to early October in the south.

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  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    This three-minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film, "The Wonder of Nature.”

    Introduction to Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Seney Natural History Association

    The Seney Natural History Association is the non-profit group that helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!

    Seney Natural History Association


Agents of Discover App

Agents of Discovery App Icon

Love learning about nature? Love doing things outdoors? Love playing games on your smart phone? We’ve got just the thing for you! Agents of Discovery is an app you play outdoors on your smart phone. Be one of our secret agents and learn all about adaptations on the refuge or take the fishing challenge!

Download the Agents of Discovery App

Tour Seney Refuge App

Tour Seney Refuge App

If you would like a guided tour but don't have time to take one of our tours consider downloading our Tour Seney App. Discover new facts about the refuge's wildlife, management practices, history and more. This app needs to use your location as you hike/drive/bike to direct you to sites within the refuge. Once downloaded it can function with our without cell phone service. We hope you enjoy!

Download the Tour Seney Refuge App

Marshland Wildlife Drive - Vehicle Restrictions

The Marshland Wildlife Drive has many tight corners, no shoulders, narrow bridges, and low hanging branches. Tour Buses are not allowed on the Marshland Wildlife Drive. Please note that tall or very long vehicles may also have restrictions. If your wheelbase is more than 234 inches, your turning radius is greater than 45 degrees, your width is greater than 9 feet, or the height of your vehicle is greater than 10'6" you should not take the Marshland Wildlife Drive. If you are hauling trailers please feel free to drop them off in the parking lot.

Recent Sightings and Guides

Ruffed Grouse

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides
Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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