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
Spring is here - take a hike with us! We will explore the flora and fauna of Back Bay NWR. All ages are welcome, call to sign up!Spring Programs
Interested in reptiles and amphibians? Want to check out the frogs and turtles on the refuge. Herpetology walks will be back in May. Stay tuned for dates and times.Events at Back Bay NWR
Have you been down to Back Bay in the summer? Be sure to check out programs for kids and adults, including nature camps, evening tram tours and turtle talks.Upcoming Events
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: Apr 20, 2014