• Shoreline - USFWS.


    Welcome to the Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge, where coastal habitat is actively protected and managed for migratory birds.

    Learn more about the refuge.

  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS.

    Parker River NWR Complex

    Thacher Island is managed by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge located in Newburyport, MA.

    Visit the Parker River website

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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