San Diego NWR Complex
Pacific Southwest Region

Activities and Events



"Hike with a Ranger!"
at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Come and learn about the unique habitats of our beautiful refuge in East County, Jamul. This refuge has over 13 different federally threatened and endangered species living within it. Hikes are once per month on a Saturday, usually from 9-11am. The hikes are easy to moderate, have no shade, and no restrooms, so please plan accordingly! Ranger Lisa will lead the hikes, and usually features a special guest or "expert" to cover a nature theme or celebrate a nature holiday such as International Migratory Bird Day. All ages, kids welcome!

Dates/locations are subject to change, so please check back here often!
You can also check our Facebook page.

RSVPs are appreciated. Please contact Ranger Lisa at (619) 476-9150 X 106 or

April 20: Earth Day Celebration! At the old steel bridge trailhead

May 18: Celebrate Migratory Bird Day! At the Par 4 Drive trailhead. Starts at 7am for best bird-watching!

June 15: Celebrate Pollinator Week! At the old steel bridge trailhead

July 20: McGinty Mountain trailhead (this hike is strenuous; will take about 3 hours) starts earlier at 8am

August 17: old steel bridge trailhead


San Diego Bay NWR:

Birding Tours
with the Living Coast Discovery Center docents every Sunday from 11:15 to 12:15 on Sweetwater Marsh

Free for members of the Discovery Center and free for all with paid admission.

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Regular Activities at Seal Beach NWR:

Volunteer work days are the first Weds of each month from 8am-12pm.

Free public tours are offered the last Saturday of each Month from 8:30-11:30am.

For more information, click here


Regular Activities at Tijuana Slough NWR:

Volunteer days are every Friday from 9-12.

Junior Ranger program is every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Visitor Center.

Bird Walks: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the Month at 3:00 p.m.

Nature Walks: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Month at 11:00 a.m.

Speaker Series: 3rd Saturday of the Month at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, visit the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve's website! _____________________________________________________________________________


Where wildlife comes naturally!

Last updated: April 1, 2013