Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

Address:Wikis Way
Morris Island
Chatham, MA 02633

Phone:508-945-0594
Fax:508-945-9559
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/monomoy
Established: 1944.
Location:In Nantucket Sound, south from the elbow of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Fishing, shellfishing, hiking.
Special Features:Harbor and gray seals haul out on refuge beaches in winter. Ninety-four percent of the refuge is designated wilderness area.
Habitats: 7,604 acres on three barrier beach islands, consisting of sand dunes, freshwater ponds, and salt and freshwater marshes.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours. A portion of Morris Island accessible by causeway; North and South Monomoy islands are accessible by boat only.
Wild life: Migratory birds, including the threatened piping plover and endangered roseate tern, red knot and horseshoe crab.

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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge recently conducted a controlled burn on 36 acres of the northern tip of South Monomoy Island.
We thank the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Morris Island, Chatham, Massachusetts, and Debbie and Hoyt Ecker for their generosity.
Poisonous margarine-on-white-bread sandwiches were planted in the nests of roughly 5,700 breeding great black backed and herring gulls on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, near Chatham.