Welcome to the Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge, where coastal habitat is actively protected and managed for migratory birds.
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Parker River NWR Complex
Thacher Island is managed by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge located in Newburyport, MA.
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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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This bird has a circumpolar distribution, breeding in temperate and sub-Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014