For EducatorsApril 01, 2016
Training for volunteers interested in assisting with spring field trips and summer children's activities will take place on Friday, April 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please call Erica Locher at (757)301-7329 ext. 3106 if you are interested in attending.More Information
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
- April 23, 2016
On April 23rd the refuge will participate in a state-wide BioBlitz event. Come out to the refuge to learn about the plants and animals that live right here in Virginia Beach. Children's activities, a special natural history walk and a beginner's photography workshop are all part of the day.BIOBLITZ!!
Check out upcoming summer programs. Signups begin April 15th.Summer Event Details
Spring is here! The Blue Goose Tram will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April and May, departing at 9am and returning by 1pm. No reservations needed.Events
We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!eBird Trail Tracker
Sometimes called sea hawks, ospreys are fish-eating raptors common to shorelines and coasts. They are often seen perched in large nests built of sticks or hunting over shallow waters. These birds carry their prey head-first from the water to a nearby area (such as a telephone pole or other structure) to feed.
Page Photo Credits Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2016