Winters are for Waterfowl!
Stillwater Refuge offers habitat for wintering ducks, geese and Tundra swans.
Discover Stillwater NWR
It's free, fast and fun for everyone! Download the Google or iTunes app, then head to the refuge for a great new smart-phone experience!
Geese, Ducks and Swans - Oh My!
Geese, ducks and Tundra swans migrate through the refuge on twice-yearly journeys. Look for wintering raptors as well.
Try Not to Laugh!
We dare you not to laugh at these great pics of wildlife! Visit a NWR today for your own wild giggles.
Try Not to Laugh
Stillwater NWR Hunt Program
Jan 2017: Bird numbers down after storms; thawing ponds, watch for ice. General waterfowl season ends 1/22/17. See 'Birders Corner' section to right for complete refuge bird count. Goose and S. Nutgrass lakes are only units with limited open water in hunt area. Walk-in or boat access allowed. Hunting open daily; all state, Federal rules/regs apply. 2016 Refuge Hunt FAQ
About the Complex
Three refuges make up Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Anaho Island, Fallon, & Stillwater NWR. Main office: 1020 New River Pkwy, #305, Fallon NV 80406. Phone: 775/423-5128.
Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert
Refuge bird surveys posted when available. Surveys done from roads or walk-in sites and do not reflect a complete count of all birds on the refuge. Most wetland ponds are 95% iced; birds numbers lower as they move out of area for open water and food.December 2016 all-areas
How well do you know Nature? Take a guess what these objects are - all are from Nature but greatly enlarged. Animal, Plant, Other?Natures Puzzler activity page
Now that you made the decision to visit, how do you get here?
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Driving Directions to Stillwater NWR
Stillwater NWRC has now gone to the birds via Twitter! Follow us @nwrc_nv, send a tweet.Stillwater NWRC Twitter link
Do your research before you visit Stillwater NWR Complex. Click the link below for the local weather forecast. Call 775/423-5128 ext. 228 for refuge updates.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017
Do the Stillwater Stomp!February 11, 2017 - April 01, 2017
Learn about tribal crafts, pollinators, wildlife! Hands-on activity, snacks included. Feb. & Mar. 11; Apr. 1. FREE! 423-5128 xt. 227.Feb 2017 Stomp Flyer