Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Around the Refuge

Deer Hunt Season

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Orientation materials are available for the duration of the 2018- 2019 deer hunt season.

Orientation Materials

Upcoming Programs

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Program and topics for all ages!

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Federal Recreation Passes Available

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Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

New eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Trail Tracker

Check out the latest bird sightings on the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Trail Tracker
What's Happening

Little Neck Run Closed for Nesting Bald Eagles

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This closure will help reduce disturbance and protect the eagles during this sensitive time. Favorable locations to view eagles and other wildlife exist along the Black Tupelo trail at Indian Landing and at refuge overlooks along the Carmans River, with the use of a spotting scope or binoculars. As always, visitors are reminded to obey closed area boundary signs and to adhere to refuge regulations. Photo courtesy of Jim Simpson.

Click here to read the press release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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