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Welcome to Quogue Wildlife Refuge

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 300 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife. Open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy walking seven miles of trails to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens.

The Outdoor Wildlife Complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive including a bald eagle, owls, falcons, foxes and other native New York animals.

The Charles Banks Belt Nature Center offers spectacular views of Old Ice Pond as well as a variety of wildlife exhibits, live animals, a nature library, and gift shop.

Dogs and Bicycles are not permitted on the trails. Come by and visit!

Job Opening: Part-Time Maintenance Position

Injured Wildlife Help

FROM THE QWR BLOG

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The goals of our educational programs at the Refuge are to teach children about the outside world and to help them to appreciate nature. To schedule a program please contact us. more...

Our resident wild animals are permanently injured and require human care to survive. These animals have become educational ambassadors, teaching people how can they can help protect wildlife. more...

Upcoming Events

Jul
26
Thu
3:00 pm The Long Journey Home: The Nicho...
The Long Journey Home: The Nicho...
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Long Journey Home: The Nichols Eaglet
This power point presentation and talk will be about the return of bald eagles as a nesting species to their ancient nesting area today known as the William Floyd Estate. The program will also cover[...]
Aug
24
Fri
7:00 pm End of Summer Party
End of Summer Party
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
End of Summer Party
End the summer on a note of celebration and good memories! Don’t miss the slide show of the weeks of fun had by the kids in this year’s Summer Ecology Program. Followed by snacks, refreshments,[...]
Aug
27
Mon
7:30 pm Full Moon Night Hike
Full Moon Night Hike
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Night Hike
Join us for a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities. Reservations required 24 hours prior, space is limited.[...]
Aug
28
Tue
1:30 pm Paddle the Pond
Paddle the Pond
Aug 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Paddle the Pond
Explore Old Ice Pond via Kayak or Canoe during a self guided paddle, or join up with a QWR Educator to learn about the history, and flora and fauna. Observe the various species of freshwater[...]
Aug
30
Thu
3:00 pm Live Birds of Prey
Live Birds of Prey
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Birds of Prey
Join us in the Nature Center for a live bird of prey presentation. During this program, you will get to meet a variety of native raptors including a two Eastern Screech Owls (red phase and[...]