Important Bird Areas

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Michigan

The 95,000 acres of Seney National Wildlife Refuge epitomize the boreal bog and associated wetlands and forests of the upper peninsula. The site includes 25,000 acres of wilderness, 7,000 acres of managed wetlands and a 9,500 acre bog. Additionally, there is a significant amount of grassland.

Ornithological Summary

Yellow Rail and Trumpeter Swans present during breeding season. More than 200 species are found here including Trumpeter Swans (reintroduction) and species characteristic of a bog community. One of the highest density of nesting loons in Michigan.

Conservation Issues

Invasive species and pollution (heavy metal toxicity) pose threats to wetlands and waterbirds.

Ownership

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Habitat

Coniferous woods, non-tidal wetland

Land Use

wildlife conservation/research