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About the Refuge

Meadow at Sayville - Ed Sambolin.

Sayville National Wildlife Refuge is closed to the public.

Sayville National Wildlife Refuge is a sub-unit of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. This sub-unit is located in West Sayville, New York, about two miles inland from the Great South Bay. It is the only land-locked refuge in the complex. Sayville consists primarily of oak-pitch pine forests interspersed with grasslands. This sub-unit support a diversity of migratory songbirds and raptors. The refuge contains the largest population of sandplain gerardia (a federally endangered plant) in the state of New York. Management activities focus on protecting and enhancing habitat for this endangered plant and for migratory birds.

The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven national wildlife refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area. Collectively, the ten units are approximately 6,500 acres in size. Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is home to the refuge complex headquarters and visitor center.

Open to select public use activities (e.g., biological research, environmental education) by special use permit. For more information, please contact us.

Contact Information

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center and Headquarters at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
340 Smith Road
Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 286-0485
longislandrefuges@fws.gov 

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Sayville National Wildlife Refuge, a sub-unit of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, is located in West Sayville, New York, about 2 miles inland from the Great South Bay. This is the only land-locked refuge in the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Page Photo Credits — Meadow at Sayville - Ed Sambolin.
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2013
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