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State of New Jersey Parks

USA Parks
New Jersey
Greater Atlantic City Region
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Osprey Nest © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Great Blue Heron © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Red-winged Blackbird © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Snowy Egret © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Great Egret © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Mallard Duck © michael T. Pyle
Mallard Duck
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Great Egret © michael T. Pyle
Great Egret
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Marsh view © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Forsters tern in winter plumage © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Crowded pool © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Eight mile refuge road © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Red-spotted purple butterfly © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Juvenile laughing gull © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Juvenile black-crowned night heron © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge The lily pond © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Osprey returns with a fish © Julie Feinstein
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Cormorant © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Cormorants © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Great Egret © Richard Murawski
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge songbird trail © William Bannan
hiking along songbird trail
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge hiking © William Bannan
Leeds Eco-trail
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge trailhead © William Bannan
trailhead for 2.2 mile songbird trail
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge hiking © William Bannan
View of Atlantic City from Leeds Eco-trail
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge The Snowy Egret Egretta thula © michael T. Pyle
The Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge The Snowy Egret Egretta thula © michael T. Pyle
The Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge © Diane Sclafani
EDWIN B FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
EDWIN B FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
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.


Location
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is located near Absecon, Atlantic City and Egg Harbor City


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
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