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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
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
March 19, 2020
Northern Shoveler
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Karen Lebing

Caption: The Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeala) has a large spoon-shaped bill. Because of their bill shape their nickname is, spoony or spoonies. They are omnivores, eating tiny aquatic seeds, insects, crustaceans, mollusks and algae.

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/

Above, male Northern Shoveler, Below, female Northern Shoveler