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Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Nearest city  Reno, Nevada
Address  Reno, NV 89510, USA
Area  247 acres (100 ha)
Established  1913
Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge
Location  Washoe County, Nevada, United States
Governing body  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website  Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge
Management  United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Similar  Walker Lake State Recreatio, East Fork High Rock Canyon, Belmont Courthouse State Hist, Moapa Valley National, Home Ranch

Anaho island national wildlife refuge


The Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge on Anaho Island in Pyramid Lake, Nevada. The refuge was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913 as a sanctuary for colonial nesting birds. It is home to one of the two largest colonies of pelicans—American white pelicans—in the western U.S. Other birds found on the island include California gulls, Caspian terns, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, black-crowned night herons, and snowy egrets.

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No boats are allowed within 1000 feet of the refuge. Refuge staff and volunteers visit the island to keep track of birds and band juvenile pelicans. An estimated 8-10,000 pelicans used to return to Anaho Island each spring from their winter homes in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. In recent years the number of pelican nests have dropped dramatically, due to water diversions affecting the fish runs of the endangered cui-ui, a staple food of the pelican.

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References

Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge Wikipedia


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