North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges

Follow us on Facebook
Quarterly Newsletters

Back to 2019 New Releases
Back to 2018 New Releases
Back to 2017 New Releases
Back to 2016 New Releases
Back to National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

News Releases


Alligator River
Cedar Island
Currituck
Mattamuskeet
Mackay Island
Pea Island
Pocosin Lakes
Roanoke River
Swanquarter

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
August 22, 2019
Photo Release: White Ibis - Cleverly Disguised as a Pine Cone
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Danielle Canning

Caption: Where you see one, you'll usually find more nearby. White Ibis are social, colonial birds. You see them at Alligator River (shown) and Pea Island Refuges. You frequently see them on lawns parks. fields and other national wildlife refuges across the region. The White Ibis' diet ranges from crabs, crayfish and worms, to fish, frogs, lizards, snails and more. For safety and sleep the White Ibis takes refuge in trees.


Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20. Over 85 birding, paddling, photography, natural history & art activities, https://www.wingsoverwater.org/

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

USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/