A photographer focuses his camera on a bird that he sees near the salt marsh.

Whether using a high-end digital camera or a small cell phone, opportunities to take photographs at the refuge are endless. 

People interested in architecture might want to visit Salt Meadow in Westbrook to photograph the historic buildings and cultural landscape. Others may want to take a summer boat ride to Outer Island and photograph American Oystercatchers, Cormorants and other birds. The Norwalk Harbor around Peach Island at low tide can also be a bird photographer's paradise. Visiting the refuge’s marshes in winter may allow visitors the opportunity to photograph hooded mergansers and other beautiful waterfowl.

Visitors must remain on established trails, at viewing platforms and other open areas of the refuge. Going off trail into forest, marsh or other habitats is prohibited.