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 1, 2014

Enjoying the spring sunshine among apple blossoms


Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing is an elegant, social bird. Shown here sitting in a green apple tree on Roanoke Island, the Cedar Waxwing can be seen sporting a wide variety of colors, from soft brown and yellow, to shades of blue and grey with brilliant red tips on their wings and a black mask flowing back from their eyes. They love fruit, berries and flying insects. The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open Mon-Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday noon-4:00 pm; admission is FREE. Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are open daylight hours year-round. Explore on your own! Or for a list of exciting and educational guided programs (canoe trips, Red Wolf howlings, bear excursions, bird walks, tram trips and more), visit: http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/spec.html. Photo Credit: Beryl Iven.