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March 2013 Events

Ducks feed

Bottoms up: Ducks feed at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Spring’s return will make for great bird viewing along the nation’s flyways.

Credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS.

Florida Scrub-Jay Festival
Saturday, March 2 — Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey, FL
The festival at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in southeast Florida celebrates the only bird species unique to the Sunshine State. Scrub-jays are found at Hobe Sound, Lake Wales Ridge and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuges. Enjoy live music, guided nature walks, live animal displays, children’s crafts and environmental exhibits.


Eagle Tours
Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. — Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, OK
View the bald eagle cam at refuge headquarters and learn about the bald eagle. Then hop aboard the refuge tour bus to view three active nests.


Swan Day Festival
Saturday, March 9, 10 am - 3 pm — Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT
Celebrate Tundra Swan Day with a fun-filled day of free activities. Take an auto loop tour to view the return of these magnificent migratory birds. Enjoy swan-themed crafts, games, movies and more inside the cozy and warm Wildlife Education Center.


Eagle Festival  
Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, MD
The refuge’s 13th annual free Eagle Festival features live raptor programs, kids’ activities, a photography workshop, a guided bird walk, exhibits and the popular eagle prowls. 


Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System!
Many national wildlife refuges will host special events in honor of the Refuge System’s 110th birthday on Thursday, March 14. More information here.


Hike with a Ranger
Saturday March 16, 9 a.m. to noon — San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, CA
This hike, on the McGinty Mountain trail, is more strenuous than the usual easy-to-moderate monthly hike sponsored by the refuge. Children will have a treasure hunt to keep them entertained while hiking. Meet: McGinty Mountain trailhead. RSVP: Lisa, 619- 476-9150, ext. 106.

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Last updated: December 19, 2012