Caption: The Pungo Unit of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is a good location to see migratory birds and waterfowl, such as the Hooded Merganser shown below. This male Merganser is a small, handsome duck. It feeds on small fish, crayfish, mollusks, crustaceans, reptiles, amphibians as well vegetation. Due to road work, before exploring the Pungo Unit be sure and check with Pocosin Lakes Refuge or on the website for updated refuge driving instructions.
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