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not to long ago these raptors were almost extent from long island. a new program of platform building so they can nest was introduced they are coming back strong
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WERTHEIM NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WERTHEIM NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
360 Smith Rd.
Shirley, New York   11967

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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
'osprey'

not to long ago these raptors were almost extent from long island. a new program of platform building so they can nest was introduced they are coming back strong

The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on the south shore of Long Island is one of the last undeveloped estuary systems remaining on Long Island. Approximately half of the refuge consists of aquatic habitats including bay with marine seagrass beds, intertidal saltmarsh, high saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, shrub swamp, and red maple swamp. The refuge's saltmarshes, combined with the adjacent New York State-owned saltmarsh, form the largest continuous saltmarsh on Long Island.

The remaining half of the refuge is upland featuring the rare Pine Barren habitats of pitch pine, oak-pine, mixed oak, pioneer hardwood, upland shrub, and grasslands.

The refuge's wildlife populations are quite diverse. About 300 species of birds have been documented at Wertheim. The refuge winters up to 5,000 waterfowl, the majority being black ducks - a species in nationwide decline. The coastal location also makes this refuge an excellent migration corridor for shorebirds, raptors and songbirds.

The main purpose for establishing the refuge was to protect the Carmans River Estuary for migratory birds. The River is a NY State-designated Wild and Scenic river and one of the Island's largest. The refuge supports eight Federal and/or New York State protected species.
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Rent My Camper.com, Inc - Shirley, NYMotor Home Campers
We'll Hook You Up with all the comforts of home including heat and AC. We deliver, setup and pickup. Our campers sleep up to 10. Just bring your food and clothes we've covered everything else, even clean linens and towels Camper is supplied with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, all your kitchen needs.
0.3 miles from park*


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Things To Do in the Area
Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
50.8 miles from park*
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Warren's Archery & Fishing
518 Middle Country Rd
Coram, NY
(631) 736-7222
Senix Marina
50 Senix Ave
Center Moriches, NY
(631) 874-2092
B & B Tackle & Sports
320 Main St
Center Moriches, NY
(631) 878-9280
Smith Point Bait & Tackle
396 William Floyd Pkwy
Shirley, NY
(631) 281-3766
Dick's Bait & Tackle
286 Neighborhood Rd
Mastic Beach, NY
(631) 281-9070
Harts Cove Bait & Tackle Plus
27 Maple Ave
East Moriches, NY
(631) 878-7514
Mr B's Bait & Tackle Inc
298 Medford Ave
Patchogue, NY
(631) 207-2277
Capt T's Bait & Tackle
650 Montauk Hwy
Bayport, NY
(631) 472-0302
Mastic Bait & Tackle
1586 Montauk Hwy
Mastic, NY
(631) 281-9360
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Tidewater Inn Bed and Breakfast - Madison, CTBBs / Inns
Located in the shoreline village of Madison, CT, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.
37.9 miles from park*

Directions
Long Island Expwy. (I-495), Exit 68S, or Sunrise Hwy. (Rte.27), Exit 58S, to the William Floyd Pkwy. (CR46S). From the junction of William Floyd parkway and Montauk Highway (Rte. 27A/CR80) proceed west on Montauk (CR 80W) for approximately one mile, turn south onto Smith Road. Go 1/4 mile to the refuge entrance on the right.

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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
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