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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
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
December 5, 2019
Photo Release: Duck, When You See a Redhead
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Karen Lebing

Caption: Redhead (Aythya americana), Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Ruddy, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, American Black and Canvasback are just a few of the duck species, along with Snow and Canada Geese and Tundra Swan that are back on Pea Island and other regional national wildlife refuges. The raft of Redheads (and other ducks) recently photographed on Pea Island Refuge look like they're in snow. The snowy illusion was created by gusty winds churning up the water. If you enjoy birding, bundle up and visit one of the regional national wildlife refuges soon!

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Closed Christmas. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/

Until January 2nd, see the beautiful Wildlife Art Expo showing in the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center auditorium on Roanoke Island. Four artists have work hanging that includes pieces in oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil & ceramic. Artwork purchases supports local national wildlife refuges, supports the artists and they make great gifts.