It's field trip season! Did you know schools can come out to Back Bay NWR and participate in a variety of hands-on activities? Call today to schedule.For Educators
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 01, 2014
What happens on April 1st? 1) WEST DIKE TRAIL opens as access to False Cape. 2) EXPLORER BACKPACKS can be checked out. 3) Seasonal FEE collection begins.
4) BLUE GOOSE TRAM runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.Spring Events
Spring is here - take a hike with us! We will explore the flora and fauna of Back Bay NWR. All ages are welcome, call to sign up!More Information
Have you taken a ride on the Blue Goose Express? Do you want to help with a study of ocean trash or work to keep Back Bay's trails beautiful? Check out our Get Involved page for more information on volunteer opportunities!Get Involved
Spring is in the air! That means the tram will start running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations necessary - come on down!Spring Tram Tours
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
, Blue Goose Express, USFWS, American bittern, Alex Monday/2013, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2014