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    Have a WILD time!

    No matter what your talents or interests, we can use YOU as a Refuge Volunteer!

    Become a Refuge Volunteer

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    Experience our Wildlife Drive

    The Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive offers incredible experiences in wildlife viewing year-round

    Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive

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    Gateway to eastern NC Refuges

    The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open daily, year-round, is FREE, and offers the experience of a lifetime!

    National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

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    Looking for an Internship?

    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and other refuges in eastern North Carolina offer internship experiences rivaled by no others.

    Learn More about Internships

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    Winter's Rest

    The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.

    Winter Roosts

Sneak Peek of the Refuge

Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of all things REFUGE!

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Using your smart phone, a regular phone or your computer, take virtual tours of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Take a Virtual Tour!

About the Complex

Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex

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Includes Alligator River, Pea Island, Pocosin Lakes, Mackay Island, Currituck, and Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuges

Alligator River is managed as part of the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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News & Refuge Happenings

  • News Releases and Newsletters

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    Follow this link for access to the latest news releases and other current refuge information. You'll love our quarterly newsletter, WINGS. It's full of colorful photos and articles about all that happens on the refuges.

    News Releases and Newsletters
  • Recent Bird Sightings

    eBird Trail Tracker

    eBird Trail Tracker ... Discover and report recent bird sightings on the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

    eBird Tracker
  • Interpretive Programs

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    Click on 'Printable Program' (below) for a complete list of refuge interpretive programs. Questions? Call 252-216-9464

    Printable Program
  • Wings Over Water

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    Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival - Experience wildlife and wild lands of northeastern North Carolina & six national wildlife refuges! Over ninety trips & programs - birding, paddling, photography, art & natural history. Click on link below for more information.

    Wings Over Water
Page Photo Credits — Prothonotary Warbler by Jeff Lewis
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
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