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    Cold but fun!

    It might be cold but there are always fun things to do outside. Try ice fishing, skiing, or birdwatching!

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    If you think it's cold...

    Winter can be extremely difficult for all kinds of animals. Making sure there is good winter cover is vital for their survival.

  • 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.

Things to do

Enter the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

Cabin fever making your kids crazy? Check out the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest and set your budding artists to work.

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About the Complex

Waubay Complex

Waubay Complex includes Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay Wetland Management District and Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Wildlife Management Area

Waubay is managed as part of the Waubay Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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In the News

  • 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 30 to Aug 3. We are looking for a team of 5 to work 32 hours per week. No experience is necessary - just a willingness and interest in working to benefit our natural resources. Applications are due by noon on April 14, 2017.

    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.

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  • 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
  • A Sense of Wonder

    April 19, 2013

    Kelly Prehiem, a kindergarten teacher from Armour, SD, writes about her efforts using birds to teach her students about the world around us.

    Getting Kids Hooked on Birds
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Male ruddy duck. Photo by John Jave/USFWS
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017
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