Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge and The Friends
The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is part of the extensive San Diego
National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is located within the Seal Beach Naval
The Refuge's tidal salt marsh, encompassing 965 acres of the Anaheim Bay
estuary, serves as a wildlife sanctuary on an increasingly crowded coast as
well as providing a critical migration stopover and wintering habitat for
thousands of birds that migrate up and down the Pacific flyway each year.
The protected areas of Seal Beach NWR provide habitat for resident wildlife as
well as an excellent venue for environmental education. The Refuge provides
a home for the endangered Least Tern, the Light-footed Clapper Rail, and the
Belding's Savannah Sparrow.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Navy, operates a
Nature Center on the Refuge.
The Friends of Seal Beach NWR provide support to the Refuge Manager by
participating in all aspects of refuge management, including
Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
Last updated January 26, 2014
The Friends are based at the Nature Center, where Public Tours originate and
volunteer projects are planned and coordinated. The Friends also support a 3.5
acre Native Plant Garden at the site.
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