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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

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
November 19, 2019
Photo Release: Pileated Woodpecker
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: With its bright red feather cap and crow-sized body, the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is quite a sight. Seen here at Pocosin Lakes Refuge, the Pileated Woodpecker feeds mostly on carpenter and other ants, flies, beetle larvae, termites, caterpillars and other insects. But berries, fruits and nuts, such as holly, blackberries, sumac, dogwood and persimmon, can also make up a good portion of its diet.

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