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Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge

Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Suffolk County, New York, United States
Nearest city Lloyd Harbor, New York
Coordinates [1]
Area 80 acres (0.32 km2)
Established 1967
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge is located just east of the village of Lloyd Harbor, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, 25 miles (40 km) east of New York City.

This 80-acre (320,000 m2) refuge is composed of mature oak-hickory forest, a half-mile rocky beach, a brackish pond, and several vernal ponds. The land and waters support a variety of songbirds (particularly warblers during spring migration), mammals, shorebirds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. During the colder months, diving ducks are common offshore, while harbor seals occasionally use the beach and nearby rocks as resting sites. New York State and federally protected piping plover, least tern, and common tern depend on the Refuge's rocky shore for foraging and rearing young.

The spring bloom at Target Rock is a reminder of its days as a garden estate, with flowering rhododendrons and mountain laurel.


  • Refuge profile
  • Refuge website
  1. ^ "Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge".  

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