Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
|Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Suffolk County, New York, United States|
|Nearest city||Lloyd Harbor, New York|
|Area||80 acres (0.32 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
This 80-acre (320,000 m2) refuge is composed of mature oak-hickory forest, a half-mile rocky beach, a brackish pond, and several vernal ponds. The land and waters support a variety of songbirds (particularly warblers during spring migration), mammals, shorebirds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. During the colder months, diving ducks are common offshore, while harbor seals occasionally use the beach and nearby rocks as resting sites. New York State and federally protected piping plover, least tern, and common tern depend on the Refuge's rocky shore for foraging and rearing young.