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  • Light-footed Clapper Rail

    Ecology of Light-footed Ridgway's rails

    March 21 - Speaker Michelle Barton, Biology M.S. Candidate will share the secrets of this endangered marsh bird.

    Event Info Page

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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

  • Estuary Explorers environmental education program

    Discovery Lab - April 15, 2015

    We invite the community to a series of four open houses this spring to excite and engage the minds of your entire family. FREE! From 5-7pm

    Discovery Labs info page

  • birders north mccoy trail

    Weekend Nature Walks

    Every Saturday and Saturday, there's something going on! Learn about wildlife on the refuge, guided by our knowledgeable docent staff.

    Guided weekend walks on the refuge

  • Long-billed curlew

    Birds of the Tijuana Slough NWR

    Gorgeous shots of the breathtaking avifauna on the refuge and surrounding research reserve.

    Birds of the Tijuana Slough NWR

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015
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