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    Kachemak Bay Shorebird Fest

    Join us for the 26th Annual Festival: May 10-13, 2018

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    Seabird Report Card

    Check out our 2017 'report card' on seabird breeding success across the refuge.

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    Attu75 Commemoration May 17-19

    Join us in Anchorage, Alaska for events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the WWII Battle of Attu.

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Events, talks, and walks at our headquarters in Homer.

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Stay up-to-date with refuge events and research highlights.

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Caribou Control & Cattle Planning Updates

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The fiscal year 2016 federal budget act includes specific language prohibiting the USFWS from spending any funds to remove non-native caribou from Kagalaska or address unauthorized cattle grazing on Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands.

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Our visitor center is open TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 12pm-5pm.

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Seabird Die-off

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Dead and dying seabirds have been reported from Shishmaref south to the Pribilof Islands. Nearly 800 beached seabird carcasses have been counted since early August 2017. Some of the bird carcasses have been sent to the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center for evaluation. Birds that have been evaluated are severely emaciated, similar to the common murres that had died in the Gulf of Alaska in 2016. If you find dead or dying sea birds please report them.

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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.

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