For all serious and immediate emergencies, please call 911.
Please report suspicious activity, wildlife crimes, or injured wildlife on the refuge to Headquarters: 703-490-4979.
Report injured wildlife found outside of the refuge’s property to the Wildlife Assistance Hotline: 703-440-0800. Leave a message and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator will return your call promptly.
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Ospreys are one of the most common bird species seen at Occoquan Bay NWR during spring and summer. They return in early March to re-form pair bonds and establish breeding territories. Breeding pairs can be observed nesting on platforms located throughout the refuge.