As birders, we treasure our birding visits to national wildlife refuges locally and nationally. Of the 32 refuges in New England, 11 are in Massachusetts, including Parker River, Monomoy, Great Meadows, Oxbow, and Assabet River. By purchasing a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp each year, often referred to as the Duck Stamp, we contribute to the purchase or leasing of newly protected lands.

Since 1934, sales of Duck Stamps have generated more than $1.1 billion to protect over 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on national wildlife refutes around the nation.  For every dollar you spend on Duck Stamps, ninety-eight cents goes directly to protecting vital wetland habitat as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Entrance to any national wildlife refuge in the United States is FREE when you show your Stamp.

Purchase the current Stamp which is valid from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Click here for more information about this important program and how to purchase a stamp.