Earth Day at South Bay! April 18
Join us in celebrating Earth Day this year close to your home in South Bay -- on the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
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Movie: Connecting Urban Communities
In February 2015 Scholars of the North American Nature Photography Association produced a film for the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges.
View movie on YouTube
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 23, 2015
"Connecting Urban Communities with Nature at San Diego Bay & Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuges"
In February 2015 Summit Scholars of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) produced a documentary film for the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges, highlighting two of the four Refuges they manage.
This movie hopes to inspire the neighbors who surround these refuges to come walk the trails, and experience exhibits and various environmental educational programs. View the movie on YouTube
- 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.
- 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
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., Matthew Cicanese/NANPA
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2015