Around the Refuge

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.

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Winter Program Schedule

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Public programs will be held throughout the winter months at the refuge! All programs are free of charge.

Event Schedule

Deer Hunt Season

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Orientation materials are available for the duration of the 2019-2020 deer hunt season.

Orientation Materials

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.

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What's Happening

Seasonal Refuge Closure

Deer Hunt Applications

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge will be closed for our deer management program on the following days. No visitors will be allowed throughout the refuge, including the visitor center.

Official 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.

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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