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    The official Newsletter of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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Featured Wildlife

Sooty Tern


Colloquially, it is known as the wideawake tern or just wideawake. This refers to the incessant calls produced by a colony of these birds, as does the Hawaiian name ʻewa ʻewa which roughly means "cacophony". The Culebra NWR is well known as a nesting site for a variety of seabirds such as the Sooty Tern.

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Refuge Objectives

To administer the lands as wildlife refuge and breeding ground area for native birds, for its particular value in carrying out the national migratory bird management program and for the conservation, management, and restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations.

About the Complex

Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex

Culebra National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Complex.

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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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