Recent Sightings and Guides

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From eBird to iNaturalist nature lovers can share their observations or find recent sightings around the Refuge.

Recent Sightings

Stay up to date with recent sightings at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Are you wondering what you may see while visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge? Did you get a great photo during your visit and are looking for a place to share your sighting with a community of people who are enthusiastic about what you saw? Did you snap a photo, but you have no idea what it is? You can join us on where there is a whole community of people who will appreciate your sightings and can help you figure out what you saw.

All sightings visitors and staff have entered into iNaturalist - plants and animals.

 iNaturalist maintained by the California Academy of Sciences and is a tool to connect people to nature as well as help people participate in citizen science. Anyone can contribute sightings to iNaturalist and sightings from the Refuge will appear here after someone makes an observation. If you would like to participate simply create an iNaturalist account and start making observations of wildlife and plants in the natural world.

 Recent bird sightings from Seney National Wildlife Refuge reported on eBird. 

eBird is created and maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in partnership with National Audubon to gather information on bird sightings. Anyone can contribute bird sightings to eBird and sightings from the refuge will appear here within 15 minutes. It also enables you to find out which birds are being reported and where. These observation records become part of an online checklist program that scientists and birders with internet access can use to review bird observation information from specific locations across North America, including many National Wildlife Refuges.


Electronic Field Guides

Seney National Wildlife Refuge Electronic Field Guides powered by iNaturalist.


Search one of four ways below to help you identify what you saw. You can type on a name and click on search.  Select a color or colors from the drop down menu to help narrow your search. Click on the browse button to the right and search by the tree of life. Or simply look through the options below.

Please note our knowledge of what types of birds and mammals we have on the Refuge quite good. We have an excellent list of plants, but our list has gaps. If you are hoping to identify a mushroom, lichen, or insect the holes in our knowledge are very broad.  Hopefully, through the use of iNaturalist we will be able to fill some of these gaps.


*Please note that we do not control the content or policies of iNaturalist, eBird, or Google, which you may visit when accessing parts of the tables above. You should always check site policies before providing any personal information or reusing content.