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Wildlife and Habitat

American bittern in flight - Ken Sturm/USFWS.

There are wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our Wildlife & Habitat page to learn more about when and where to view various species.

Wildlife & Habitat

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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Around the Refuge

  • Missisquoi in Fall

    SJYM Fall

    Fall is a great time to visit the refuge's 7 miles of trail. Waterfowl are migrating and it's a great time to see shorebirds!

  • Visitor Activities

    Young birder on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are a variety of activities year-round at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

    Visitor Activities
  • Get Involved

    Waterfowl banding - USFWS.

    There are a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers on the refuge including invasive species control, trail maintenance, waterfowl banding, public events and many others. Learn more on our Get Involved page.

    Get Involved
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wetland complex - Ken Sturm/USFWS.
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014
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