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 26, 2012

Planning for 17th Annual Wings Over Water underway: Save the date!

Each year, immediately following the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, organizers get to work on planning the next year’s event.

The coming year will bring expanded program offerings, additional partners and a new timeframe. In 2013, the six-day festival will be from Oct. 22 through Oct. 27 to take advantage of the lower lodging rates, wider availability of program venues and milder weather.

The festival explores the wild side of eastern North Carolina with programs designed for history buffs, nature-lovers, birders, paddlers, and arts and culture enthusiasts, both novice and skilled. Mark your calendar for your fall visit to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and other northeastern portions of the state.

Registration for 2013 will open in late March 2013 when program offerings will be posted online at For more information, call 252-216-9464.

Check the website in the near future to see what other groups are joining the partnership with Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, Outer Banks Sentinel, Carolina Bird Club and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.