The WEST DIKE trail is now open for hiking and biking through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Due to staffing shortages the Visitor Contact Station will be closed periodically. If you would like to purchase a pass please CALL AHEAD (757-301-7329) to ensure a staff member or volunteer will be present to sell you a pass.
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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.