Special Events

The refuge hosts many special events throughout the year that are fun for all ages. From special birding activities to refuge tours. Come out and enjoy your National Wildlife Refuge!

The events listed below are a few of the events and programs the refuge hosts. Contact the refuge for more information on the exciting programs, tours, talks and walks that are scheduled.

Christmas Bird Count: From mid-December into January thousands of volunteers across the country take part in this popular citizen-science program! Join the effort at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. Check the Events Calendar or contact the refuge to find out details, dates and volunteer opportunities.

Eagle Tours: January through March, the refuge hosts a series of tours that offer a ‘bird’s eye’ view into the nesting activities of the southern bald eagle, including the incubating eggs and feeding of the young via a live video feed. Please check the Events Calendar for more details on this exciting and unique opportunity.

National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration: Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System! A week of fun wildlife-related tours, talks and walks. This event is typically held the second full week of October. Check back to this page or the Events Calendar for details.

International Migratory Bird Day: On the second Saturday of May the refuge participates in this international day of celebrating migratory birds. The education program highlights the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD): The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. NPLD is typically held on the last Saturday in September but check back for details. This popular event is a great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help national wildlife refuges.

Check back to this page or the Events Calendar for more information on what's happening on your National Wildlife Refuge!