Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
|Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Marsh wetlands of the Wildlife Refuge.
|Location||Orange County, California, United States|
|Nearest city||Seal Beach, California|
|Area||911 acres (3.69 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge encompassing 911 acres (3.69 km2) located in the California coastal community of Seal Beach. Although it is located in Orange County it is included as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It was established in 1972.
The refuge is a collaboration between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of the Navy[according to whom?]. It serves as a critical habitat and winter stopover for many birds along the Pacific Flyway. Among the birds found at the refuge are Great Blue Herons and the endangered California Clapper Rail.
The refuge is located within Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.
- "Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Brennan, Pat (October 18, 2008). "Endangered Birds Freed". Orange County Register. pp. Local 1.
- Rane, Jordan (June 22, 2008). "Seal Beach Navy site offers tours of bird refuge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
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