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National Wildlife Refuge

American kestrel, copyright Ed Sambolin
Atlantic Ave.
Amagansett, NY   11930
E-mail: longislandrefuges@fws.gov
Phone Number: 631-286-0485
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American kestrel are one of several raptor species to use the Refuge's double dune habitat as hunting grounds during migration. (copyright Ed Sambolin)
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

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

Wildlife Observation
Visitors can enjoy a walk on the beach to watch for wildlife, especially birds. April-May and September-October offer the best chance to sight migratory birds.

Raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds navigate the coastline, giving you a chance to see them in flight or at rest near the shore. You may glimpse a merlin, kestrel or peregrine falcon hunting over the dunes as they build strength to reach their migration destination.

In late spring and summer, plovers, sandpipers, willet, and other shorebirds give visitors quite a show as they move with the tides to find food.

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Access to the beach year-round, 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

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