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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
February 12,2019
Photo Release: Red-winged Blackbird
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Jackie Orsulak

Caption: Now is a great time to see great flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds on Pocosin Lake National Wildlife Refuge. While not a rare species, there is something awe-inspiring when you see hundreds of them darting and swooping in huge flocks. It makes you wonder how do they keep from running into each other? Look for large flocks in fields, marshes & pastures feeding on grains & seeds. Refuge roads are often challenging. When driving refuge roads please keep an eye out for potholes, extreme muddy sections and other road hazards.

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.