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    Razorback Sucker

    This endangered freshwater fish is stocked on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to ensure its recovery.

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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy images of wildlife you will find on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Yuma clapper rail

    Staff conduct yearly surveys for the endangered Yuma clapper rail which breeds in the 4,000-acre Topock Marsh.

    Wildlife & Habitat

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    At least 25 species of dragonflies are found on the refuge. Look for these amazing winged insects at Topock Marsh.

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Rare Bird Alert!


Several species of birds that are not that often seen on the Refuge have been reported by local wildlife enthusiasts. Stilt Sandpipers, Western Snowy Plover, and Blue-winged Teal are just a few of the bird species reported on the Mohave County Rare Bird Alert site. The birds have been seen at different locations on the Refuge including the river. Havasu National Wildlife Refuge has been designated an Important Bird Area by the state of Arizona and is a great place to see a variety of wildlife species as well as birds.

Mohave Rare Bird Alert

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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  • Draft Boating CD Merits Further Discussion

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded the formal public comment period for the draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination (CD) on June 13, 2016. After receiving and reviewing a substantial number of comments seeking reconsideration of the draft CD, the Service has decided more deliberation is required before a final CD is developed.

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  • Proposed Boating Regulation Changes

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared a draft compatibility determine for recreational boating on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The public comment period is now closed and the Service is currently reviewing all comments.

    Draft Compatibility Determination
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Lesser scaup / John West ©
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2016
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