Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Rhode Island NWR Complex
50 Bend Rd
Charlestown, RI 02813

Phone:401-364-9124
Fax:401-364-0170
Established: 1970.
Location:On Rhode Island's south shore, about halfway between Westerly and Naragannsett.
Facilities:Visitor center with interpretive exhibits and gift store, trails, observation platforms.
Activities:Surf fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Located on a former naval air station, the refuge provides visitors with more than 3 miles of trails. More than 250 bird species visit the refuge, and 70 nest here.
Habitats: 900 acres of saltmarshes, kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands, maritime shrublands and forests dominated by oak or maple.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk year round.
Wild life: Piping plover, osprey, bluebirds, woodcock, common merganser, and red-breasted merganser.

See other parks in Rhode Island.
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Born at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, these rabbits are destined for Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.
The captive rearing program at the zoo has continued to advance, with 118 rabbits sent to Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and also to Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in southern New Hampshire as of September 2014.
The oil damaged wildlife habitat on the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and killed hundreds of migratory birds, including loons, waterfowl, grebes, and gulls," said Lambertson.
Approximately 300 dead migratory birds were recovered and brought to Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge where information was collected to be used later as evidence.