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

May 9, 2012

Go wild, Go Birding! on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Tram

Join refuge staff from 9:00 am to Noon, Saturday, May 12, 2012 as we take a trek around the refuge for International Migratory Bird Day. During this FREE tour, we’ll be joining people around the world to celebrate one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of migratory birds—their journey between summer and winter homes. Why not come out and enjoy the open-air tram as we not only look for migratory birds and other wildlife? This is a great time to view flowering plants, butterflies and wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re an avid birder or are just interested in sitting back and enjoying a great morning with nature, plan on participating!

Meet at the Creef Cut Trail parking lot at HWY 64 and Milltail Road just west of Manns Harbor. Contact Cindy Heffley for more information at or 252-475-4180. No reservations are required for this tram tour. For more information about the refuge and additional program offerings, visit

Great Egret
A Great Egret enjoys a meal along the Wildlife Drive at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS.