What's Happening

Fee Booth Job Posting

May 3, 2018 Osprey_Persistent Promo

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate for our fee collector position. The fee collector is the front line of customer service and information for our visitors! This position is seasonal (April - October) with holiday and weekend work. Please visit the usajobs.gov announcement for more details and to apply.

Fee Collector Position Description

May Events

May 12, 2018 Bullfrog (PROMO)

Our Migratory Bird Day event, Bird Games, has been cancelled due to lack of signups. Please check out dates for Snakes, Frogs and Turtles, starting May 26!

Upcoming Events

Summer Events


Check out upcoming summer programs. Fishing clinics, single-day and week-long nature camps and family programs await you! Registration for summer programs begins Sunday, April 15th.

Summer Event 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

Summer Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops

Educator workshops are open for registration! Workshops are worth six points through City of Virginia Beach Public Schools. This summer's workshop include dates for 4th grade and middle schools teachers.

Workshop Details

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