Aside from our Friends group, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge relies on community partners to accomplish many of its goals. Partnerships bring new, innovative conservation approaches to solving environmental issues and enable multiple organizations to accomplish goals more effectively. The following organizations have been invaluable partners with Back Bay NWR:
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The aptly named tundra swan breeds in the far northern reaches of the continent. They migrate south during the winter months, feeding on aquatic plants. They may also be seen eating grains in farm fields. The best time to spot tundra swans at the refuge is from November to February.