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By Brad Andres
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

20th Anniversary of Shorebird Recognition of Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge

 

April 20, 2022

A pair of American Avocet of the water at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lying in the traditional lands of the Gros Ventres or Atsina, the Piegan of the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the Assiniboine, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge provides important wetland habitats for shorebirds during their spring and fall migrations. Surveys conducted by biologists on the Refuge between 1996 and 2001 indicated that at least 45,000 to 58,000 used Refuge wetlands during their twice-annual migrations. Based on this work, the Refuge was recognized as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) site of regional importance in April 2002. This year marks the 20th annivers...



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