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
New Headquarters for USFWS
The new administrative building for the San Diego NWR Complex is now located on the San Diego Bay NWR. Click here for our contact info!
About the Complex
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
- 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
- February 29, 2012
“Being ready” is their job. In the case of an oil spill, that is. Federal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations, tested a number of strategies to deal accidental spills recently,in an ongoing effort to protect sensitive sites such as the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. FWS and Partners Train During Coordinated Oil Spill Exercise
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: Aug 27, 2013