The final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Sunkhaze Meadows is now available. This plan will determine management activities for the next 15 years. To view our CCP, visit our conservation page.Comprehensive Conservation Planning
About the Complex
The refuge is comprised of three units.
Sunkhaze Meadows is managed as part of the Maine Coastal Islands Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Around the Refuge
Sunkhaze Meadows NWR is wet and has a healthy population of biting insects. You may want to wear boots and bring insect repellent. Visit our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.Plan Your Visit
There are activities year-round at Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge including hunting, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, wildlife observation and photography. Learn more on our visitor activities page.Visitor Activities
Sunkhaze Meadows is best-known for the numerous species of neotropical migratory birds, especially warblers, which delight birdwatchers in May and June. In fact, all 24 species of warblers that visit Maine each year may be found within the refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Aerial of the refuge - Cheryl Daigle.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014