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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
Phone Number: 609-652-1665
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for...

More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.

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Upland and Shore birding same trip!

Wonderful National Wildlife Refuge with an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, particularly for birdwatchers. Migrating Shore birds and water fowl are sure to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wonderful National Wildlife Refuge with an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, particularly for birdwatchers. Migrating Shore birds and water fowl are sure to be found here. Visited many times, always different sightings. There are also hiking trails and a small boardwalk for viewing wildlife. Osprey nest in spring.

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This place is close to my home. I bring my children here at least 4 to 5 times a year, at least once a season. It has a 'boardwalk' of sorts you can walk out over the marsh, lookout towers that you can climb to the top. Many birds, but in the summer make sure to have air conditioning to... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a great place to bird or hike.The views are lovely, even with Atlantic City as a distant backdrop. Be sure to protect yourself against ticks.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The 8 mile wildlife drive is interesting and depending on the season, you can see a great many birds. There are some interesting trails to walk also. Good place to spend a couple of hours.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is part of the National Park Service so our senior passes applied here! It is about a 35 minute drive form Long Beach Island and you can spend a couple of hours or an entire day here. The wildlife drive is amazing and depending on the season there are many varieties of water birds and birds in the woodlands.... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a great wildlife refuge for bird watchers and for people who want to get out with their cameras. Due to the fall weather coming in I am sure there are even more shorebirds during the summer than now but we still got great pictures and had a an awesome time just walking the trails. They have trails that... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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262 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I've been here many times and it's always exciting - because I never know what I'll spot. During winter months, the snow geese arrive in the thousands, summer brings lots of birds - and mosquitoes, and I love hearing the various ducks quacking. Binoculars are a must, as is sunscreen, a hat, camera, & light jacket (heavier clothing during winter).... More 

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Woodside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Worth the stop if you're into natural preserves birds and other wildlife. You won't be disappointed there are lots of things to see here

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A great way to get out in nature. Several ways to do nature watching and photography. If you aren't able to walk, just drive the Wildlife Drive in the comfort of your car.

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New Jersey
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love the place. The place is great for birding. There is a eight mile drive where you can stop and get out and look at the birds. What comes along with all of that great birding is insects, biting insects, flies and mosquitoes. It is nature, so be prepared.

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