- Sachuest Point contains a range of locally representative habitat types including salt marsh, brushlands, grasslands, beaches, rocky cliffs and dunes. Its primary value to wildlife is in providing feeding and resting areas for migratory birds.
This is reflected in the high species diversity and numbers present, especially during fall migration. More than 200 species of birds have been observed representing 15 orders and 32 families. The major groups seen in descending order are: waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and passerines. Ten species of small mammals are found on the Refuge.
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Town of Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island approximately 23 miles southeast of Providence and 5 miles east of Newport.<