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  • San Diego Sunflower plant growing on the River Partners restoration site

    River Partners restore Otay River

    You may see from the Interstate-5 and Palm Avenue a new restoration project taking place in the South Bay. Find out more...

    River Partners Restoration Project

  • California least tern adult with chick

    Birds of the San Diego Bay NWR

    Hundreds of thousands of birds visit this refuge as year-round or migratory birds. Here's a glance at the beautiful birds you may see!

    Birds of San Diego Bay NWR

  • Aerial photo of completed western salt pond restoration project - Oct 2011

    Salt Pond Restoration Photo Gallery

    The Western Salt Pond Restoration Project of 2011 is finished. The birds are flocking. See the amazing transformation for yourself!

    Western Salt Pond Restoration Project 2011

On the Sweetwater Marsh Unit

Visit the Living Coast Discovery Center

Bat ray exhibit at the Chula Vista Nature Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, and runs in partnership with the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Visitors can enjoy environmental education programs and view live animals.

Learn more about the Nature Center

About the Complex

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Complex Graphic

The San Diego NWR Complex manages diverse wildlife and their habitats on four Refuges: Tijuana Slough NWR, San Diego Bay NWR, San Diego NWR, and Seal Beach NWR.

San Diego Bay is managed as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Rinus Baak/USFWS
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2014
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