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National Wildlife Refuge

A waterbird enjoys the end of the day in Oklahoma with the reds and oranges of the sunset glinting off the water.
Route 1, Box 18A
Vian, OK   74962
E-mail: chad_ford@fws.gov
Phone Number: 918-773-5251
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Sequoyah NWR at sunset.
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The Refuge hosts an annual Sequoyah NWR fishing clinic in early May for the county schools. Students learn topics such as snake identification, knot tying, fish identification, casting, water safety, fishing rules and regulations, and tackle and equipment. Students are also given the opportunity to practice the skills they learned during an afternoon of fishing.

During the nesting season of the southern bald eagle, the Refuge hosts a series of tours that offer a unique glimpse into nesting activities, such as incubating eggs and feeding their young via a live video feed from cameras mounted high above an active eagle nest located adjacent to the entrance of the refuge. The live video feed will offer a “bird’s eye” view into the exciting moments from watching the eggs hatch to the eaglets maturing into fledglings. Participants will have the opportunity to view multiple eagle nests located on the refuge, learn about the life history of eagles and other birds, and get an up close look at other wildlife that make the refuge home.

Throughout the year the refuge also provides a number of different events for anyone interested in birding. People with birding skills of all levels are encouraged to participate in our Christmas Bird Count, The Big Sit, MAPS bird banding project, and beginning birding. All of these events are geared toward spreading awareness of the bird community and educating people about birds and nature.

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