National Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE is the principal federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing populations and habitats of more than 700 species of migratory birds.  Connect with common and rare birds at 550 National Wildlife Refuges and 37 wetland management districts totaling more than 150 million acres.  With programs and facilities for all levels of birders, visit a refuge near you or across the country, and experience bird watching away from home at its best.

The mission of the NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

Visit our web site for information about birding opportunities and services provided by your Refuge System.