Caption: Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) are active at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. If you cruise Wildlife Drive, you might see Red-tailed Hawks sitting on limbs high in the trees that look out over the fields. If they've caught a tasty morsel, you might see the hawk sitting in the middle of the field with their catch. Their diet covers a wide range, including snakes, squirrels, rabbits, blackbirds, starlings, mice and much more.
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 email@example.com 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.