• Intern

    Summer and Fall Internships

    Looking for a summer internship? Join the Visitor Services or Applied Sciences staff for the summer.

    Summer and Fall Internships

  • Mexico Monarchs AnnMarie Krmpotich/USFWS

    Monarchs Cover Firs in Sanctuaries

    Monarch Watch volunteers are visiting Monarch Sanctuaries in search of tagged butterflies.

    Tag Recovery

  • 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

    Like us on Facebook

    Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening at the refuge.

    Like us on Facebook

  • 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


Ski Trail Updates

Skiing Otter Run Trail

Are you ready to hit the cross-country ski trails? They were groomed yesterday for the first time. Look for them to be groomed on Thursday or Friday. The ski trails are located off of Robinson Road in the town of Germfask, they are free. We just ask that if you would like to ski with your four-legged companion you ski elsewhere on the refuge to preserve the groomed tracks. Snowshoers are welcome, please don't step in the groomed tracks.

Winter Activities

Wanted - Visitor Services Interns

Andrea Martinson - 2015 Intern

Are you interested in an internship at Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Seney has two Visitor Services internships available for the 2018 season (May - August/October). Internships are a wonderful way to learn important skills, get to know people in your desired career field and build your resume. Apply today.

Visitor Services Internships

Ongoing Studies at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Common Tern Survey 2014

Learn more about the ongoing studies at Seney, including cooperative projects on forest ecology and management, disturbance ecology, colonial waterbird population dynamics, peer-reviewed published papers, etc. Pictured: common tern colony at St. Ignace.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge - Related Research

Recent Sightings and Guides

Ruffed Grouse

Are you wondering what you will see while visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Check our Recent Sightings and Guides page to see sightings recorded by staff and visitors using eBird or iNaturalist. Electronic field guides specific to the refuge can also be found here.

Recent Sightings and Guides
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