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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
March 3, 2020
Snow Geese on the Fly
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Karen Lebing

As they begin to head back north, Snow Geese and other birds fill the sky at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Flocks of migratory waterfowl typically begin leaving the refuge around the middle of February. The Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) is a vegetarian with a big appetite. They'll eat just about any section of a plant from roots and leaves to stems and seeds.

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.