HoursThe refuge is open daily during daylight hours. The office is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays. The office is closed during Federal holidays. The refuge headquarters is located about 3 miles southeast of Moffit, North Dakota. From I-94 at Sterling, North Dakota, take exit 182 and turn south on U.S. Highway 83. Proceed 12 miles south to Moffit, North Dakota. One mile south of Moffit; turn east on 128th Avenue SE and follow the signs to refuge headquarters located on the north side of the lake.Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge12000 353rd St SEMoffit, ND 58560Phone: 701-387-4397E:mail firstname.lastname@example.orgU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1849 C Street, NWWashington, DC 202401-800-344-WILD (9453) 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through FridayEmail: US Fish and WildlifeWashington Relay Service TTY 1-800-833-6388Voice 1-800-833 6384Telebraille 1-800-833 6385
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The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck. Like other plovers, it runs in short starts and stops. When still, the piping plover blends into the pale background of open, sandy habitat on outer beaches where it feeds and nests. The bird's name derives from its call notes, plaintive bell-like whistles which are often heard before the birds are seen.