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The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge offers a beautiful natural environment for exploring and bird watching, a Chinookan style Plankhouse for connecting with our regions First Peoples, community events, and opportunities to get involved in habitat restoration programs. Thank you for your interest in Friends of Ridgefield NWR. We hope to see you at the refuge soon!
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s River ‘S’ Unit will be temporarily closed on:
Monday, September 26th & Tuesday, September 27th
for bridge maintenance.
The Carty Unit will remain open for hiking, wildlife observation, and photography. For additional information concerning the public use opportunities during this closure, please contact the Refuge Office at 360-887-4106.
BirdFest will be the first weekend of October, October 1st & 2nd, with some events September 30th. All the Sandhill Crane Tours and the Friday Night Hike are now full! We will be taking names for the wait-list for those days, and will notify the next person on the list if there are cancellations.
Weekly Bird sightings list, Bird Sightings 2016, & Species ListView the Current Refuge Sightings »