These birbs (and friends) want YOU to visit a national wildlife refuge
By Rebecca Fabbri, Public Affairs Specialist, USFWS Pacific Southwest Region
Did you know, aside from foraging and literally surviving, that national wildlife refuge birds wear lots of hats? From certified greeters to law enforcement clawfficers, our feathered gatekeepers take their jobs very seriously. So flock on over to a national wildlife refuge and witness our hardworking ambeakssadors for yourself!
Meet Our Greeters
Sometimes they come in forms of welcoming committees.
Or stoic floofs…
…and can you say HOSPITALITY? Some refuge birbs are very helpful to other members of staff; like by acting as a second hat to block out that harsh sun!
Meet Our Law Enforcement Clawfficers
These feathery floofs mean business — you shall NOT pass.
You may even be lucky enough to catch a double duty shift!
Or even a deputy clawfficer crepuscular barred owl or two…
Some birds even take turns working shifts…
Friendly reminder though, please don’t badger them.
Lost? Let the birbs guide you…
Snowy owls are great navigators-
and also fashionistas — a lesser known fact…
Need a point of reference? These birbs got you covered.
You are here.
Or if you need a hint of which turn to take next…
And please keep in mind…
Speed limits may be frustrating.
But the wildlife will always thank you.
And most importantly — relax and enjoy the scenery; you’re at a national wildlife refuge!
We hope we inspired you to go out and explore! Click here to find a refuge near you!
Check out these events happening near you for National Wildlife Refuge Week.
California-based events: Crane Day at Merced NWR on October 19.
Nevada-based events: Junior Refuge Ranger Day at Desert NWR on October 20.