Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center and Headquarters at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge340 Smith RoadShirley, NY 11967(631) firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the refuge is not open to the public, you can view the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge from South Bay Ave. in Islip, NY. From the Long Island Expressway (I-495), Exit 56, or from Sunrise Hwy. (Rte. 27), Exit 45, follow Rte.111 South to the end at Montauk Highway (Rte. 27A)/Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street. Then make a quick left onto South Bay Ave. View the Refuge on the eastern side of the road & an Audubon Sanctuary on the west side. South Bay Ave. ends at the Town Beach, access to the beach for residents with permits only.
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The osprey, sometimes known as a fish eagle or fish hawk, is a common sight along the bay in the spring and summer months (March – September).