Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Encompassing coastal habitats and tidal wetlands, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a bird-watchers heaven. Home to more than 300 species of migratory water birds during spring and fall migration, the refuge boasts four hiking trails and a 13 km (8 mi) unpaved loop road that goes through wetlands and woodlands passing several observation towers. In addition to birding, hiking, and cycling, popular activities include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. At the visitor center, you can rent a pair of binoculars. Note that access to the part of the refuge designated as a wilderness area is limited during the nesting season. Add Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Oceanville trip itinerary using our Oceanville trip planner.
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  • It was windy and chilly so we opted for the driving tour, but there are beautiful trails for hiking on the premises. The Visitor's center has a lot of information and very worth stopping in. The... 
    It was windy and chilly so we opted for the driving tour, but there are beautiful trails for hiking on the premises. The Visitor's center has a lot of information and very worth stopping in. The...  more »
  • Beautiful drive through marsh perfect for viewing all kinds of water birds. We saw Buffleheads, Marsh Hawks, Great Blue Herons, White Herons, Egrets, Snow Geese, various species of duck, etc... 
    Beautiful drive through marsh perfect for viewing all kinds of water birds. We saw Buffleheads, Marsh Hawks, Great Blue Herons, White Herons, Egrets, Snow Geese, various species of duck, etc...  more »
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  • This refuge is a gift. So special. Highly, highly recommend driving the 8 mile trail through the marsh land. Maybe a mile into the trail there is a five story (guessing) observation deck - get out of your car and feel the breeze and take in the land. Even if you are not a bird or nature fanatic you will be blown away by the beautiful, untouched visuals. It’s a memory and life moment.
  • This place is for the birds! Great drive ,8 mile loop. Selection of birds was excellent, well stocked, highly recommend

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