The Long Island NWR Complex will temporarily close most of the Jessup’s Neck peninsula (beach habitat) at Morton NWR, as well as the beach above the mean high tide line at Amagansett NWR in Easthampton to protect nesting shorebirds. Learn more
About the Complex
The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area.
Elizabeth A. Morton is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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.
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Around the Refuge
The Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station will be open on Fridays from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm beginning Friday, October 10. It will be open every Friday through the end of the year, except November 14. Restrooms are open year round in the building next to the visitor contact station.
We are now accepting applications for Resident RV Volunteers.Click here for more information.
There are activities year-round at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge such as wildlife viewing, photography and fishing.Visitor Activities
Mosquitoes and flies can be prevalent during the spring and summer - be sure to bring bug spray! Poison ivy and ticks are found throughout the refuge. Stay on the trails to limit your exposure.Plan Your Visit
Piping plovers, federally-listed as threatened, arrive at the refuge between mid-March and early April. Once a full clutch of eggs has been laid, the refuge erects a wire exclosure around the nest. This keeps predators away from the nest, while allowing the birds to come and go. Interns monitor hatching and fledging rates.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015