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General Information

Description - Located along the southern shore of Long Island, Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge consists of half salt marsh and half freshwater wetlands, ponds and sparsely wooded areas. The Refuge is part of the larger Great South Bay, which is a significant coastal habitat for migrating birds. Limited recreation includes viewing wildlife and bird watching.

Attractions - The Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located on the south shore of Long Island. About half the Refuge is salt marsh consisting largely of salt hay with scattered stands of great reed. The remaining half of the Refuge consists of freshwater wetlands and ponds, old field, brush and woodland habitats. The Refuge was classified as part of the larger Great South Bay, a significant coastal habitat of Southern Long Island.

Recreation - Viewing wildlife and observing bird migrations are enjoyed at this habitat diverse NWR.

Climate - The Long Island Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located along the south shore of Long Island.


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Contact Information:
Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seatuck NWR c/o Long Island NWR Complex, P.O. Box 21 , Shirley, NY, 11967, Phone: 516-581-1538, Fax: 516-581-2003
, R5RW_STKNWR@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York National Wildlife Refuges - The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife manage nine wildlife refuges in New York found in three travel regions. These refuges protect and manage biological diverse habitat while offering an educational and recreational opportunity to the public.

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