Welcome Friends of

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

We promote conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources at Malheur Refuge through education, outreach, advocacy, and on-the-ground stewardship.

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It's Friendsgiving Season!

Help us Conserve *Restore* Inspire in 2022

We have many plans for the coming year and are inviting you to help support them by contributing to our End of Year Fundraising goal of $20,000! 

187,757 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

The Refuge is famous for its tremendous diversity and spectacular concentrations of wildlife. With more than 340 bird species and 58 mammal species, Malheur Refuge is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Planning to visit Malheur National Wildlife Refuge? Allow us to assist you! Learn more about the history and why it was created in the early 1900s.

Our Work
Past and present

Over the past 20 plus years, our team of volunteers and partners have developed a myriad of projects, programs, and events that have helped enhance one of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Learn about the Projects, Programs, and Events that we are working on. Join the Friends with volunteer, sponsorship, and giving opportunities.

Latest from Malheur Refuge

2022 Refuge CBC Summary

Seven field birders braved the frigid temperatures and snow-covered ground along with 2 feeder watchers at their home on the southern part of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Frenchglen...

A Warm Malheur Memory

Relatively speaking, I’m a rather recent admirer of the Malheur NWR. My first visit to the refuge was in November of 2021, which also happened to be my first...

Welcome Zack McCoy!

My name is Zack McCoy and I’d like to introduce myself as the new P-Ranch Substation Manager at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. I started here in late August after...

MOTUS Towers at Malheur

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus) is an international collaborative network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory...

Malheur Musings

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As natural landscapes give way to human development, many native bird species lose prime habitat or shift their ranges elsewhere (if they can). Some birds, however, seem able to take advantage of the changes and instead expand their normal range. One example is the California scrub jay, which has recently expanded its range into southeast Oregon. 📸 of California scrub jay by Dan Streiffert #scrubjay #californiascrubjay #highdesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur

As natural landscapes give way to human development, many native bird species lose prime habitat or shift their ranges elsewhere (if they can). Some birds, however, seem able to take advantage of the changes and instead expand their normal range. One example is the California scrub jay, which has recently expanded its range into southeast Oregon. 📸 of California scrub jay by Dan Streiffert #scrubjay #californiascrubjay #HighDesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur ... See MoreSee Less

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You're welcome, Oregon!

Im sorry, youre going to have to repeat that. Yeah, my hearing isnt nearly as good as it used to be...I know, right? Quite the irony. People see these big ears and they think they can whisper across the room at me. 📸of black-tailed jackrabbit by Peter Pearsall #jackrabbit #blacktailedjackrabbit #highdesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur

"I'm sorry, you're going to have to repeat that. Yeah, my hearing isn't nearly as good as it used to be...I know, right? Quite the irony. People see these big ears and they think they can whisper across the room at me." 📸of black-tailed jackrabbit by Peter Pearsall #jackrabbit #blacktailedjackrabbit #highdesert #oregondesert #greatbasin #malheurnationalwildliferefuge #friendsofmalheur ... See MoreSee Less

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'The better to hear you with my dear ...'

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