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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
March 19, 2019
Photo Release: Red-tailed Hawk
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credits: Karen Lebing

Caption: On Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, as it is on other regional national wildlife refuges and across North America in general, Red-tailed Hawks are some of the most commonly seen hawks. They scour fields from many perches including fence posts, telephone poles and high trees. They also circle fields looking for their main diet of small mammals, other birds and even snakes.

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.