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Elizabeth A. Morton
National Wildlife Refuge


Jessups Neck
2595 Noyak Rd.
Sag Harbor, NY   11963
E-mail: longislandrefuges@fws.gov
Phone Number: 631-286-0485
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/elizabeth_a_morton/
The Refuge's beach peninsula is closed to public use April-August to protect the Federally threatened piping plover during their breeding season.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental education at Morton NWR is mainly teacher-led. Educational groups can obtain a fee waiver and special use permit to conduct environmental education on the refuge by contacting the refuge's main headquarters. Informational and educational materials may be available upon request.

Fishing
Fishing from shore is a real treat as anglers haul in weak fish and bluefish from the bay! State and Federal regulations apply.

Interpretation
An information kiosk and brochures are available at the trail head. These will introduce you to the wonders you'll discover as you explore the refuge.

During the summer months, staff will be on hand to provide information out of the refuge's contact station and interpretive programs.

Wildlife Observation
The Morton NWR is most famous locally for its birding opportunities. Both migratory and resident songbirds rely on the abundance of food and cover offered by the refuge's protection.

Black capped chickadees and tufted titmice greet visitors year-round along the trail, while cardinals, white-breasted nuthatch, and blue jay make themselves known by song and call. Migratory warblers and hawks can often be seen and heard during the spring and fall. Wood ducks and mallards use the freshwater pond you'll pass along the trail, while painted turtles and green frogs always bring on excitement for young and old, alike!

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Hours
Open every day year-round, 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Entrance Fees
An entrance fee is required of all visitors to the Refuge unless they possess an annual pass ($12), Federal Duck Stamp ($15), or lifetime passport. Passes are available at the parking area of the Refuge.
Private vehicle - $4.00
Pedestrian - $2.00
Bicyclist - $2.00
Commercial van or bus up to 20 passengers - $15.00
21 or more passengers - $25.00

 
 
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