Help a Schoolyard Habitat! March 21
We need your help! Restore habitat at Anza Elementary School in El Cajon. Please register on the Earth Discovery Institute website.
Earth Discovery Institute website
Hike with a Ranger - April 25, 2015
Come and learn about the hundreds of migratory birds that call the San Diego NWR home. Free and family-friendly! 8-10:00 am.
Monthly Interpretive Tours
Endangered Species Day May 15
Art contest Entries are due by March 1, but there are many other events you can participate in in May!
Endangered Species Coalition website
FeaturedAugust 16, 2013
The Refuge teamed with Bureau of Land Management, San Diego Association of Governments’ Environmental Mitigation Program, and Frontier Environmental Solutions, Inc., to increase the number of nest sites for Golden Eagles in southern San Diego.Team Helps Golden Eagles nest on the Refuge
About the Complex
The San Diego NWR Complex manages diverse wildlife and their habitats on four Refuges: Tijuana Slough NWR, San Diego Bay NWR, San Diego NWR, and Seal Beach NWR.
San Diego is managed as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
- August 13, 2014
On August 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director Dan Ashe announced a $1M award to the SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project at the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge to 175 enthusiastic supporters and partners.
The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex was chosen to receive a $1 million increase in base funding to reach new urban audiences and engage Southern California communities and youth in wildlife conservation.
- June 07, 2013
The Pacific Southwest Region's (Region 8) own video magazine of sorts features our recent 1,800-acre land acquisition to the San Diego NWR. Check out the video here!"Pieces of 8" Episode 2
- May 09, 2013
San Diego NWR volunteers planted acorns for the third season in a row, and were featured on a special series by host Nan Sterman called, "A Growing Passion." You can still watch for re-runs for episode 4 airing on Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm and repeating 4:00pm on Saturday afternoons; on KPBS television, Channel 15
Cox Cable 1011 HD, and Time Warner Cable 711 HD.Click here to view the video
Quino checkerspot butterfly
A small and beautiful member of the brushfoot family, this butterfly is federally endangered and known to occur on the San Diego NWR. It selectively lays its eggs only on the California plantain plant, and is very territorial during the breeding season.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rinus Baak/USFWS
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015