Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Need some holiday gift ideas?

    Why not stop by the Clapper Rail Nest retail store at the Visitor Center? We have bird houses, jewelry, books, t-shirts and more!

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    King Tide Hike - January 21, 2019

    9:30-11:30 AM. Meet at Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, about 2 miles round trip. Learn about how the estuary is researching sea level rise.

    Facebook event page

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    Weekend Nature Walks

    Every Saturday and Saturday, there's something going on! Learn about wildlife on the refuge, guided by our knowledgeable docent staff.

    Guided weekend walks on the refuge

  • Estuary Explorers environmental education program

    Junior Rangers - Thursdays at 3:30 PM

    The Tijuana Estuary offers free activities for students 7-12 years of age, every Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm. Rain or shine. FREE!

    Tijuana Estuary Calendar

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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