River Partners restore Otay River
You may see from the Interstate-5 and Palm Avenue a new restoration project taking place in the South Bay. Find out more...
River Partners Restoration Project
Birds of the San Diego Bay NWR
Hundreds of thousands of birds visit this refuge as year-round or migratory birds. Here's a glance at the beautiful birds you may see!
Birds of San Diego Bay NWR
Salt Pond Restoration Photo Gallery
The Western Salt Pond Restoration Project of 2011 is finished. The birds are flocking. See the amazing transformation for yourself!
Western Salt Pond Restoration Project 2011
On the Sweetwater Marsh Unit
The Living Coast Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, and runs in partnership with the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Visitors can enjoy environmental education programs and view live animals.Learn more about the Nature Center
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 Bay 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
- February 22, 2015
Get a behind the scenes look at the amazing birds that live in the salt ponds on the refuge.Visit San Diego Audubon's Website...
- May 17, 2014
There are only three art days left to participate! From 10am-2pm on November 15, Jan 17 2015, and Feb 21 2015, children in 4th-12th grade with their families will create works of wildlife art they can submit to 2015 art contests such as Endangered Species Day and the Junior Duck Stamp contests.
We’ll seek out wildlife in their natural habitats on trail walks, sketch sea turtles, and learn how to make our masterpieces come alive with watercolor pencils and acrylic paints!Wildlife+Art+Me: A year of nature art workshops for children and their favorite grown-up
- January 08, 2013
The South San Diego Bay Restoration and Enhancement Project Team (Team Salt) has been selected to receive the 2012 Coastal America Partnership Award for its efforts in helping to restore approximately 300 acres of estuarine habitats as part of the South San Diego Bay Restoration and Enhancement Project.Restoration project wins Coastal America Partnership Award
The dredging of the last of two levee breaches to restore tidal circulation in the former western salt evaporation ponds within San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge is now completed. The former salt ponds within the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge are finally open to the entire bay...Tidal Circulation Restored as Western Salt Ponds Are Open to the San Diego Bay
Belding's Savannah Sparrow
Belding's savannah sparrow is a State and Federally protected bird. It is a rare subspecies of the Savannah sparrow, however it is common on the marshes of San Diego Bay, and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. It is distinguished from the Savannah sparrow by having heavier and darker streaking, and a smaller beak profile.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rinus Baak/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015