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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2019
News Release: Beginning/Intermediate Birding Workshop offered on Pocosin Lakes Refuge on November 9, 2019
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Upcoming Bird Identification Class for Beginners

Are you interested in learning more about local birds? Unsure how to tell a wood thrush from a meadow lark? Do you enjoy watching waterfowl migrate in the fall? Then join us on Saturday, November 9th at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge for a Bird Identification Workshop. This workshop is designed to help beginners and intermediate birders improve their birding skills and experiences while enjoying the company of other bird enthusiasts. Special guest birder, Amy Thompson, Director of the Hatteras Island Ocean Center, will cover identification techniques using field marks and calls while offering a special focus on the bird species that you can expect to see at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Binoculars and spotting scopes provided, but bring your own if you prefer!

Who: Beginner to intermediate birders
When: Saturday, November 9th 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM
Where: Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Maintenance Depot 600 Refuge Road, Pantego, NC 27860

The workshop will begin indoors, followed by a hands-on portion outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required as class size is limited. To register, please visit www.rebrand.ly/birdworkshop or call the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 252-796-3004 ext 234.

For more information about this and other Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge programs, please contact NCWF Refuge Volunteer and Program Coordinator Sarah Loeffler by phone at 252-796-3004 ext 222, by email at sarah.loeffler@ncwf.org, or by visiting the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center located in Columbia, NC. Programs provided in partnership with the N.C. Wildlife Federation.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access for all participants. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to participate should contact the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge office at 252-796-3004 prior to the event.

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Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.