Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Coordinates: 38°50′52″N 75°16′1″W / 38.84778°N 75.26694°W / 38.84778; -75.26694
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook NWR 2010.jpg
Great blue heron at Prime Hook NWR
Country United States
State Delaware
Region Sussex County, Delaware
Coordinates 38°50′52″N 75°16′1″W / 38.84778°N 75.26694°W / 38.84778; -75.26694
Area 15.6 sq mi (40 km2)
Founded 1963
Owner U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
For public Wildlife-oriented recreation
Visitation Open daily in season
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Website: http://primehook.fws.gov

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is an inviolate sanctuary expressly for migratory birds, located east of Milton, Delaware. It was established in 1963 on 10,000 acres (40 km2) along the western shore of Delaware Bay. The refuge contains a variety of habitats, including freshwater and salt marshes, woodlands, grasslands, ponds, and forested areas, supporting 267 species of birds and a variety of reptiles, amphibians and mammals.[1]

The refuge is open to the public for wildlife-oriented recreation. Facilities include walking trails, a canoe trail, a bird blind and other wildlife observation areas, and a visitors center.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). "Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge: Welcome." 2011-01-03.
  2. ^ FWS (2004). "Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge." (Brochure).

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