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    Spring is coming!

    Keep your eyes on the skies for early migrants.

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    Bare trees

    Birds are easier to spot when the trees are bare.

  • A mix of photos of birds, people, and wildlife at Waubay NWR. Photos by L. Hubers/USFWS

    Visit Your National Wildlife Refuge

    There is always something to see and do at Waubay National Wildlife Refuge.

In the News

Call for Grazing Bids on WPAs

If you are interested in grazing certain WPAs (list is in the link) please call or email Waubay Refuge for more information and a bid packet. Bids must be received at the Refuge by April 16, 2019.

Grazing bid information

Need some meaning and some money?

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Waubay NWR is accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corp program. Youths must be between 16 and 18 years old during the work period from May 28 to Aug 1. We are looking for a team of 3 to work 32 hours per week (Mon. - Thurs.). No experience is necessary - just a willingness and interest in working to benefit our natural resources. Applications are due by noon on April 12, 2019.

YCC application form

Monarchs - Butterfly Royalty

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Monarch populations have rebounded but they are still in trouble. Want to help these amazing insects? Enter your sightings at Journey North or e-butterfly.org and plant native milkweeds.

Learn more

What's the Buzz?

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Bees and other pollinators are declining due to habitat loss and pesticide use. Help monitor these fascinating flying bugs by grabbing your phone or camera and joining Bumble Bee Watch.

Bumble Bee Watch
Things to do

Something New Every Day

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Spring is here and it's time to get outside! Birds are easier to see before the trees get their leaves and something new shows up almost every day.Grow your bird list at home or at the Refuge!

About the Complex

Waubay Complex

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.

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