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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 - 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
February 11, 2020
Snow Goose
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

A recent bird count on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge recorded approximately 8,500 Snow Geese. The Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) is one of the most plentiful waterfowl in North America. They're a honking, noisey flock of birds, not easy to miss when they're around. Besides being very vocal, they also eat a lot. Snow Geese are vegetarians and will eat almost any portion of a plant, including leaves, stems, roots, tubers & seeds. They feed mainly on berries, grains, sedges, shrubs, grasses & rushes.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine 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