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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
May 14, 2020

Red-Headed Woodpecker

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Photo Credit: Becky Harrison/USFWS

Caption: The Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) has some atypical woodpecker behaviors. Besides hiding away food, such as insects, nuts & seeds for meals during colder weather, the Red-headed Woodpecker can also skillfully catch insects on the fly. Their omnivorous diet is unusual in that it ranges from fruit, seeds and nuts, to a wide variety of insects, eggs, and even mice and other birds.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) NOTICE

During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on refuge websites and/or call ahead. At this time, the Manteo Office for the Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Complex is staffed for emergency calls and general information: 252-473-1131 Ext 224. Or you may email alligator_river@fws.gov for information about all refuges in eastern North Carolina.

If visiting one of our refuges, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene.