Welcome to Quogue Wildlife Refuge

No dogs allowed.

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!

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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

3:00 pm The Long Journey Home: Nichols E...
The Long Journey Home: Nichols E...
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Long Journey Home: Nichols Eaglet
This power point presentation and talk will be about the return of bald eagles to their ancient nesting are — today known as the William Floyd Estate. The program will also cover eagle biology, the[...]
2:00 pm Paddle the Pond!
Paddle the Pond!
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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 fish,[...]
8:00 pm Full Moon Night Hike
Full Moon Night Hike
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 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.[...]
2:00 pm A Taste of Australia – Didgerido...
A Taste of Australia – Didgerido...
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Taste of Australia - Didgeridoo Workshop
G’day mate…come and make your own Didgeridoo, Dot Paint it in the traditional Australian Aboriginal style, then learn how to play it. Australian Chris Pitkin will talk to you about Australia’s Aboriginal culture and the[...]
3:00 pm Live Birds of Prey!
Live Birds of Prey!
Aug 29 @ 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. Learn the amazing adaptations these birds have to be[...]