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Greater Atlantic City Region
Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
BRIGANTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
BRIGANTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
'On the way in'
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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
© Southjerseyphotos.com Copyright 2009 Tom Blair. All Rights Reserved.

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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
© Southjerseyphotos.com Copyright 2009 Tom Blair. All Rights Reserved.

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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
© Southjerseyphotos.com Copyright 2009 Tom Blair. All Rights Reserved.

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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
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Forsythe Refuge's Brigantine and Barnegat Divisions were originally two distinct refuges, established in 1939 and 1967 respectively, to protect tidal wetland and shallow bay habitat for migratory water birds. In 1984 they were combined under the Edwin B. Forsythe name, in honor of the late conservationist Congressman from New Jersey.

The refuge's location in one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths makes it an important link in the vast network of national wildlife refuges administered nationwide by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the New Jersey shore for our own use. Forsythe Refuge is a part of the Hudson River/New York Bight Ecosystem and The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. In 1986 it was designated a Wetland of International Importance under The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance--otherwise known as the Ramsar Convention.


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December 29 hear the song of the wild by carole e w.
Is it peace you are looking for,or perhaps the glimpse of a rare bird,or perhaps the smell of the salt air,or even the sand beneath your feet. Climb the towers and open your heart and eyes.
August 19 Great place for bird watching. by Bart Erickson
I love this place. It is one of my favorite places to go birding. If you agree with me go to http://www.livepositively.com/#/americasparks/vote and vote for Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge. Coca-Cola is giving away $100,000 to the winner.
June 15 A beautiful peaceful space
It is amazing how close this magnificent space is to Atlantic City. It is one of the most beautiful, serene places of the south Jersey beach area.


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