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We  love the Wildlife Refuges of San Diego County. We are unique in that we are a cooperating association for both the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the California State Parks, giving us a rich and diverse set of opportunities to make a difference in wildlife refuge issues. From managing and administering private donations, grants and other funds, to participating in events such as bird counts, Earth Day and many other hands on activities, our association has something for everyone. We support  initiatives and programs such as Habitat Heroes and other educational activities to bring students to an awareness of the refuges and participate in preservation activities.

Check our news page and calendar for the latest information and  upcoming events, you will find many opportunities to meet new friends and make a difference. Come join us in our cooperative efforts with the National Wildlife Refuge System and California State Parks to make refuges even better places for wildlife and for people.

 

Unusual bird alert on Seal Beach NWR again - a yellow-headed blackbird!
The last time one was spotted on the refuge was in May 2015. This bird was most likely foraging in the agricultural fields nearby within the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, as they nest in freshwater marshes, not salt; and in the Midwest.

He was probably just migrating through and Refuge Manager Rick Nye caught a glimpse of him!

Fun fact: yellow-headed blackbirds sometimes team up with forster’s teens to sound alarms against predators!

More info on the bird's life history: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-headed_Blackbird/overview
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Looks like we have a gaggle of geese on Seal Beach NWR too!
#springisintheair 🐥🐥🐥🐥
Photo by refuge manager, Rick Nye
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