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  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    Bienvenida Mariposas Monarca

    Monarch butterflies are arriving in Mexico and settling into their winter homes at places like El Rosario and Chincua Butterfly Sanctuaries.

    Learn more about their journey.

  • 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

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

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge also manages the Huron, Harbor Island, Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and the Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.

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

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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.

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  • Wanted - Visitor Services Interns


    Are you interested in spending the summer at Seney National Wildlife Refuge helping visitors enjoy their vacation? Seney has two Visitor Services internships available for the summer/fall of 2017. Internships are a wonderful way to learn important skills, get to know people in your desired career field and build your resume. Apply today.

    Visitor Services Internships
  • Back-country Roads Open

    Small 2015 Hunt MapNovember 22, 2016

    Refuge enthusiasts, the Pine Creek, Robinson, Driggs River, Chicago Farm, and Walsh Creek Roads are currently open to facilitate our deer hunts. Anyone is welcome to drive the back roads until they close the morning of December 12th, 2016. Just remember, if you want to get out and walk around wear hunter orange for safety. Roads open are shown in red.

  • Attention Hunters

    Hunting GroupNovember 01, 2016

    The Robinson Road, Driggs River Road, and Walsh Creek Road gates will be open by 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 13th for deer hunters to scout and select camping sites for the Regular Firearms Deer Season (November 15 – 30). Camping permits for hunters will be available at the Refuge Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, Monday – Friday from November 14 to 29, we are closed for Thanksgiving. Please be advised that the possession of bait is not allowed on the Refuge. You can learn more about our hunting zones and additional regulations on our hunting webpage. Please contact the office if you have questions (906) 586-9851.

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Information
  • Ongoing Studies at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    Common Tern Survey 2014December 07, 2015

    Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured: common tern colony at St. Ignace.

    2015 Seney National Wildlife Refuge - Related Research
Page Photo Credits — Misty Morning Sunrise, © Candice Massey, Staff and Intern - USFWS, Common Loon with Chicks - Dan Irizarry/2011 Photo Contest, Stream Invertebrates Class - Jan Barrett/USFWS, Snowy Owl Eating a Grebe, Sara D'Angelo/2012 Photo Contest - 2nd Place Wildlife Category, Pileated Woodpecker Chicks - Jeremy Maslowski/USFWS, Hunting Camp - USFWS, Common Tern Colony, USFWS, Downy Woodpecker, © Naji Hussenini
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016


  • Youth in the Outdoors

    Youth in the Outdoors BikingOctober 08, 2016

    Now accepting registration for "Youth in the Outdoors". Kids age 7 - 17 will more about nature. Scouts may even earn badges.

    Youth in the Outdoors
  • Fall Morning Tours

    Wildlife WednesdaySeptember 09, 2016

    Join us September 9 & 23, & October 14 at 10:00 am to experience a guided tour of the Refuge. The tour will last about 2 1/2 hours.

    Fall Morning Tours
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