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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
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
September 19, 2019
Photo Release: Clapper Rail
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Karen Lebing

Caption: Clapper Rails (Rallus crepitans) prefer coastal saltwater marshes. Their diet consists of crayfish, small crabs, small fish, frogs, slugs, snails, insects, seeds, worms and mollusks. As they walk the shallow marshes, Clapper Rails are often quite vocal, with some calls sounding like a tapping hammer.

Register now for the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, October 15-20 and WOW Encore December 6-8. 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/