Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Article

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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area) [1]
Prime Hook NWR 2010.jpg
Great blue heron at Prime Hook NWR
Map showing the location of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Location in Delaware
Map showing the location of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (the US)
LocationSussex County, Delaware, Delaware, United States
Coordinates 38°50′52″N 75°16′1″W / 38.84778°N 75.26694°W / 38.84778; -75.26694
PRIME HOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:

38°50′52″N 75°16′1″W / 38.84778°N 75.26694°W / 38.84778; -75.26694
Area15.6 sq mi (40 km2)
Established1963
VisitorsOpen daily in season
Website Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is an inviolate sanctuary expressly for migratory birds, located east of Milton, Delaware, United States. 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. [2]

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. [3]

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References

  1. ^ "Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). "Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge: Welcome." 2011-01-03.
  3. ^ FWS (2004). "Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge." (Brochure).

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