About The Refuge

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 70 miles of Connecticut’s coastline. It was established in 1972 and renamed in 1987 to honor the late U.S. Congressman Stewart B. McKinney, who was instrumental in expanding it.

Located in the Atlantic Flyway, the Refuge provides important resting,  feeding, and nesting habitat for many  species of wading birds, shorebirds, songbirds and terns, including the endangered Roseate Tern. Overall, the Refuge encompasses over 1000 acres of forest, barrier beach, tidal wetlands and islands.  Many wild species, from turtles to birds to bobcats and much more live in these protected habitats.

Learn more about the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge here:

(official refuge website)

(official refuge Facebook page)

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