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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge 'songbird trail' © William Bannan
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
EDWIN B FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
EDWIN B FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'songbird trail'

hiking along songbird trail

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Egret'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Mallard Duck'
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Mallard Duck

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'The Snowy Egret Egretta thula'
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The Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'trailhead'

trailhead for 2.2 mile songbird trail

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'hiking'

View of Atlantic City from Leeds Eco-trail

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'hiking'

Leeds Eco-trail

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Blue Heron'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Red-winged Blackbird'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Osprey Nest'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Cormorants'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Cormorant'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Egret'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Snowy Egret'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Osprey returns with a fish'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Eight mile refuge road'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Crowded pool'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'The lily pond'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Forsters tern in winter plumage'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Juvenile laughing gull'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Juvenile black-crowned night heron'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Marsh view'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Red-spotted purple butterfly'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'The Snowy Egret Egretta thula'
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The Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Egret'
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Great Egret

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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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 24 Great place for birdwatchers! by Birdie Num Num
I am an amateur birdwatcher and this is our first visit in the park this early summer. I took a lot of pics and great shots of different birds with my Nikon D7100 including Bald Eagles. We have an awesome day. I will visit the park in the fall again.
April 15 Best place for Nature Lovers in NJ by T Block
Great Trails and not crowded.
April 6 one of our favorite places
I recently discover this place and it is beautiful lovely place to go we have gone twice in two months
February 2 awestruck by naturelover777
One of the most beautiful places on earth
September 1 A gorgeous place! by MBG - Haddonfield
Have been visiting this park for about 5 years and love going in every season, even in the dead of winter. It has a wonderful mix of ecosystems. Thanks for taking great care of it!


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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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