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Although there is limited access to the refuge, there are a few activities you can get involved in to view the beautiful wildlife that call Seal Beach NWR their home. Because of NWSSB’s military mission of storing and handling ordinance (munitions), the Refuge is closed to the public except during special events and escorted tours held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding December).

  • Monthly Tours

    Observation deck at Seal Beach NWR

    Monthly walking tours are led by the Friends of the Seal Beach NWR and Refuge staff. Visitors will be transported by shuttle to Refuge Headquarters where they will enjoy a variety of displays. After a brief introduction, guests will be taken to docent led interpretive stations covering topics such as bird identification, marsh critters, and the native plant garden. The observation deck provides gorgeous views into the marsh. 

    Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to find out what you might see at different times of the year.

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  • Special Tours

    Birders on Seal Beach NWR

    Although limited, occasionally specially arranged tours for groups of 15-20 people can be conducted on the Refuge throughout the year. Please contact the Refuge manager 2-3 months in advance for scheduling opportunities.

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  • Volunteer

    National Public Lands Day 2000

    Volunteer work days - Held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 8am - 12pm. Activities include upland habitat restoration, trash pick-up, and work in the native plant nursery. Registration required by the Monday before the event

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