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.