Need some holiday gift ideas?
Why not stop by the Clapper Rail Nest retail store at the Visitor Center? We have bird houses, jewelry, books, t-shirts and more!
Speaker Series: January16, 10-11am
Protecting your health in San Diego's beaches and bays. Guest Speaker: Neil Searing, County Dept. of Environmental Health
Speaker Series Flyer
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
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
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
The Light-footed Ridgway's Rail only lives in wetlands along the coast of southern CA and northern Baja CA, Mexico. They are very secretive birds within the thick marsh, and exhibit a loud call of "Kek-kek-kek." They were listed as Federally Endangered in 1970 due to habitat loss and degradation.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015