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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 8, 2019
Photo Release: Merlin
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: Merlins can lead fast-paced lives. Able to chase down other birds such as sparrows and waxwings, bats, insects and small mammals at speeds of 30 mph and greater, the Merlin in turn is prey to Red-tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, and other hawks and falcons. They keep a sharp eye out for food, and the same sharp eye out to avoid becoming a meal.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six 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