Features

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    A Success Story!

    A prairie falcon delivered by refuge staff to the Montana Raptor Conservation Center with a broken leg and wing was released on November 1.

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    Weary Traveler....

    A Blue-winged Teal banded on the refuge in August 2011 was found in Haiti November 2012.

News

Observation Tower

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Due to safety concerns, our observation tower will be closed to the public indefinitely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Birds of the Refuge

Bird List

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Designated a Globally Important Bird Area in the United States by the American Bird Conservancy, the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge bird list includes 283 species seen in the area since the Refuge was established.

Medicine Lake NWR Bird List (214KB PDF)

About the Complex

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS