The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the...
"A swarm of black flies at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge appears to be the best explanation for why endangered whooping cranes are abandoning their nests, but the pesky insects might not be the only reason the birds are struggling in Wisconsin."
Toby Burke, a wildlife biologist for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, was on a bird watching excursion along the Alaskan Kasilof River Beach with his family when they spotted a brown bear in the distance. At first they didn't think much of the sighting,...
The US Fish and Wildlife Service confirms white-nose syndrome (WNS) is present at Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. This cave provides winter hibernation space for several bat species, including the largest documented wintering colony of endangered gray bats. Show More Summary
Two juvenile mountain lion cubs are presumed to be OK after a tense standoff with five coyotes late Thursday at Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. The confrontation was witnessed and photographed by Lori Iverson, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife employee. Show More Summary
Last October we made our first trip down to south Florida since 2004. During our past trips we spent most of our time on the Gulf Coast side of the state except for trips to the Everglades, the Keys, and Merrit Island NWR. On this trip I wanted to hit all of our favorite places and explore some new locations. Show More Summary
The place is quiet but for birdsong, wind and arthritic groan of the mangroves themselves. The only loud colors are on the snails that seek out the Gumbo Limbo trees, a relief from floral apparel.
National parks, forests and wildlife refuges are to receive $12.5 million in grants to improve access to them while supporting greener travel.
(Steven Hayward) Never mind the Keystone pipeline for a moment–could Obama have opened the door to drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)? If he did that, environmentalists would literally (meaning, in this case, actually) riot in the streets, rather than just getting arrested as a a symbolic gesture as they have done with Keystone. Show More Summary
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Delevan NWR (click on photos for full sized images) The name Peregrine means “wanderer,” and...
Is 62 too old to be a mom? Not for Wisdom, the oldest known living wild bird in the world, whose latest healthy chick hatched Sunday. The Laysan albatross, who lives in the Pacific Ocean's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and was tagged by scientists in 1956, is already more...
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross who nests at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the North Pacific Ocean, is thought to be at least 62 years old. She's raised an estimated 30 to 35 chicks over the years and flown at least 2 million miles, scientists say.
Congratulations are in order for the world's oldest known Laysan albatross, who earlier this week hatched a chick on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Wisdom, believed to be at least 62 years old, hatched another chick early Sunday morning, the sixth consecutive year the bird has had a successful hatch at the refuge. Show More Summary
The J.N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge sits on Sanibel island on the gulf coast of Florida. The refuge was created in 1945 by Harry S Truman and was originally called the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was renamed the J.N. Show More Summary
Just got this from USF&W: For Immediate Release February 1, 2013 Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Announces Release of Draft Environmental Assessment Regarding the Removal of Non-native Cutthroat Trout Public Comments Accepted Until March 4, 2013 Public Meeting in Dillon, Mont., Search and Rescue Building 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 Contacts: Bill [...]
Junior hunters were given a special hunting opportunity on December 8th and 15th at the Sacramento and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges’ (NWR) 22nd Annual Junior Waterfowl Hunts. All hunting blinds and assigned ponds on the two Refuges were set aside exclusively for junior hunters (age 16 and under) for the day. These opportunities offer junior [...]Show More Summary
Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge officials, in cooperation with officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Disease Program, collected biological samples from 46 feral swine during spring and summer 2012....Show More Summary
We had a snow storm approaching Minnesota last weekend and the day before I headed over to the bird feeders at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge to see if they were getting any Pine Siskins or Common Redpolls (surprisingly, no). The feeders were incredibly active which is to be expected before a snow storm. I [...]
Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) photos by Larry Jordan (click on images for full size) It was a dark and stormy night … OK, it was a dark and stormy morning when I got to the photo blind (also known as a hide) an hour before dawn, as is required by the refuge rules. The Sacramento [...]
Are you interested in birding but don’t really know much about it? Did you just put a feeder outside and noticed that birds are interesting, or did you finally get around to stopping at that wildlife refuge you drive by every week on the way to the casino and realize that walking down to the…