Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

November 13, 2007

Fall Bird Walks Continue on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Snow Bunting

Photo credit: Ron Marchand

Though the Wings Over Water wildlife festival is past, birding is still a highlight on the Outer Banks. During Wings Over Water, more than 180 species of birds were documented. Among the more rare birds was this Snow Bunting, seen near North Pond on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and at least two other trip locations. Lee Yoder, who is among the volunteers who leads Pea Island Bird Walks, commented, "With Wings Over Water winding down, we need to remind everyone that Refuge Bird Walks will be continuing each Thursday and Friday morning at 8 a.m. Hey, I'll be out here every Thursday morning through the end of the month-- including Thanksgiving Day!" Friday morning Bird Walks are lead by Neal and Pat Moore and continue through the winter. For more information about recreational opportunities on national wildlife refuges, call 252-473-1131 ext 230 or view www.fws.gov/peaisland or www.fws.gov/alligatorriver