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|
|Website||Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge|
The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge is located just east of the village of Lloyd Harbor, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, 25 miles (40 km) east of New York City. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
The 80-acre (32 ha) refuge is composed of mature oak-hickory forest, a one-half-mile (0.80 km) 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.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
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