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Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge, MA

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Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge

Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1972 primarily to provide feeding, resting and nesting habitat for migratory birds. It occupies the northern 22 acres of 52-acre Thacher Island...[more]

Address

c/o Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
261 Northern Boulevard, Plum Island
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone:978-465-5753
Email:fw5rw_prnwr@fws.gov

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The refuge is located approximately 30 miles north of Boston. Access to the refuge is by boat only. A boat ramp is available on the west side of the island on Town of Rockport property. During the summer months the Thacher Island Association operates a boat to the island out of Rockport. Contact the Association at Box 73, Rockport, MA 01966. http://www.thacherisland.org.

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