John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum


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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Address:8601 Lindbergh Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Phone:215-365-3118
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/heinz
Established: 1972 as Tinicum National Environmental Center; renamed 1991 for the senator who helped preserve the marsh.
Location:In Philadelphia and Delaware counties, one mile from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, observation platform (é), trails, exhibits.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge is a resting and feeding area for more than 280 species of birds, 80 of which nest here. Site also provides habitat for Pennsylvania's endangered red-bellied turtle and the coastal plain leopard frog.
Habitats: 1,200 acres (when acquisitions are complete) of freshwater tidal marsh, impoundments, upland fields, meadows, and woods.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Waterfowl, sandpipers, herons, egrets, fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, and frogs.

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