• Barbara Hysell Monarch Butterfly

    Adios Monarcas

    The last generation of monarchs migrate to Mexico. The supergeneration migrates from mid-August in the north to early October in the south.

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  • Common loon with chicks on its back by Dan Irizarry

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge

    This three-minute introduction to the refuge contains footage from the Seney Natural History Association film, "The Wonder of Nature.”

    Introduction to Seney National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

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  • Youth in the Outdoors - Stream Safari

    Seney Natural History Association

    The Seney Natural History Association is the non-profit group that helps the refuge put on special events, hire interns, and much more!

    Seney Natural History Association


Cast Your Vote!


Each year the Seney National Wildlife Refuge hosts a peoples' choice photo contest. Check out the photos submitted this year and cast your vote for your favorite.

Cast Your Vote for the Photo Contest

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is Seeking Comments about Expanding Fishing Opportunities

Fishing in the Fog, courtesy of Karen Kanine

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update the refuge’s fishing program and we are seeking public comment on the types of angling opportunities you would like to see. How can we improve access? Would you like to see additional pools opened to fishing? Would you like to see changes to current refuge season restrictions? The last update to the fishing program was in 2009. We will be accepting comments from the public until September 15th, 2019. Potential changes could include but are not limited to: • Increasing access to the existing pools by providing better access points. • Expanding the dates fishing is allowed along the Marshland Wildlife Drive. • Opening new pools to fishing – which pools would you like us to consider? There will be an open house on September 4th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. This is an opportunity to discuss potential changes with refuge staff and to provide your comments on the potential changes. You can also submit comments to the refuge in person at the visitor center, by mail at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, 1674 Refuge Entrance Road, Seney, MI 49883 or email Seney@fws.gov. We look forward to hearing your ideas.

Fishing Press Release 2019

Agents of Discover App

Agents of Discovery App Icon

Love learning about nature? Love doing things outdoors? Love playing games on your smart phone? We’ve got just the thing for you! Agents of Discovery is an app you play outdoors on your smart phone. Be one of our secret agents and learn all about adaptations on the refuge or take the fishing challenge!

Download the Agents of Discovery App

Tour Seney Refuge App

Tour Seney Refuge App

If you would like a guided tour but don't have time to take one of our tours consider downloading our Tour Seney App. Discover new facts about the refuge's wildlife, management practices, history and more. This app needs to use your location as you hike/drive/bike to direct you to sites within the refuge. Once downloaded it can function with our without cell phone service. We hope you enjoy!

Download the Tour Seney Refuge App
Whitefish Point Unit

Whitefish Point Unit

Snowy Owl eating Grebe by Sara D'Angelo

The Whitefish Point Unit (53 acres) of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located about 11 miles north of Paradise, Michigan. The unit is a stop-over for birds migrating to and from Canada.

Whitefish Point Unit

About the Complex

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS