What's Happening

Winter Waterfowl Walks

Winter Tram (PROMO)

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. Please call (757)301-7329 ext.3106 to register.

Dates and Details

Winter Tram Tours

Winter Tram Tour (PROMO)

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. False Cape State Park handles all reservations. Call (757)426-7128 to save your seat! Reservations are required.

Dates and Information

Winter Wildlife Festival

January 24, 2020 Winter Wildlife Festival (PROMO)

Don't miss out on the 10th anniversary of the Winter Wildlife Festival. Check out all the workshops, day trips and festival kickoff by Sharon "Birdchick" Stiteler!

Winter Wildlife Festival Details

eBird Trail Tracker

Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

eBird Trail Tracker
For Educators

Every Kid Outdoors

Environmental Education Promo

Calling all 4th grade teachers! Your students are eligible for a free pass to all federal lands and waters. Teachers can complete an activity with their class, print vouchers for their students and turn them in during a field trip in exchange for student passes. Check out the Every Kid Outdoors website for more details or contact us at (757)301-7329 ext.3106.

Every Kid in a Park Website

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