For EducatorsSeptember 01, 2015
Calling all 4th graders and 4th grade teachers! Have you heard about the Every Kid in a Park program? A special pass is available to 4th grade students that covers entrance fees to all federal lands. Check out the Every Kid in a Park website for more information!Every Kid in a Park!
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 Blue Goose Tram doesn't stop running when it gets cold! Come take a ride through the refuge and False Cape State Park on select Sundays this winter. Call (757)426-7128 for reservations.Dates and Information
We are bringing back the Winter Waterfowl Walks! Join us for a one-mile hike guided by expert birders. Binoculars may be reserved ahead of time. Call to reserve binoculars!More information...
- January 29, 2016
Don't miss out on the sixth annual Winter Wildlife Festival. Check out all the workshops, day trips and festival kickoff by Dr. Bruce Beehler!Winter Wildlife Festival Details
The off-season schedule for the Visitor Contact Station begins September 8th. From Labor Day to Memorial Day the VCS will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The refuge grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.
The aptly named tundra swan breeds in the far northern reaches of the continent. They migrate south during the winter months, feeding on aquatic plants. They may also be seen eating grains in farm fields. The best time to spot tundra swans at the refuge is from November to February.
Page Photo Credits Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015