It's field trip season! Did you know schools can come out to Back Bay NWR and participate in a variety of hands-on activities? Call today to schedule.For Educators
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
- July 04, 2014
Due to possible effects from Hurricane Arthur the morning and evening tram tours are cancelled for Friday, July 4th. Also, the Horn Point Kayak/Canoe site will be closed Friday.
There's lot to do at Back Bay NWR in the summer! All of our summer camp spots are full but many other programs are available for the whole family!Upcoming Events
Binoculars, field guides, a map and more are included in each Explorer Backpack. Check one out for the day at not cost at the Visitor Contact Station.More Info
Have you taken a ride on the Blue Goose Express? Do you want to help keep Back Bay's trails beautiful? Check out our Get Involved page for more information on volunteer opportunities!Get Involved
Sometimes called sea hawks, ospreys are fish-eating raptors common to shorelines and coasts. They are often seen perched in large nests built of sticks or hunting over shallow waters. These birds carry their prey head-first from the water to a nearby area (such as a telephone pole or other structure) to feed.
Page Photo Credits Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans, Roger Roberts
, Blue Goose Express, USFWS, American bittern, Alex Monday/2013, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2014