Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Condors roosting at Blue Ridge NWR

    Endangered California condors roosting in western Sierras for first time in nearly 40 years

    Learn more

  • Hutton's Bowl 2021 Condor Nest Cam

    Hutton's Bowl Condor NestCam 2021!

    Brought to by a partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Santa Barbara Zoo.

    Watch the live condor cam here!

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    Explore the Condor Cave

    Witness the daily life of a condor chick from a webcam inside the nest! Visit our new Facebook page to see all the clips.

    The Condor Cave

  • Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum

    CondorKids Third Grade Curriculum

    Promote conservation and awareness in the classroom with the new condor kids 3rd grade curriculum.

    Learn more

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