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/