Wolf Island NWR is a designated National Wilderness Area as well as an important winter stopover site for threatened red knots and endangered piping plovers.
With one of the longest migrations in the animal world, Wolf Island NWR provides an important stopover ground for this threatened shorebird.
The beaches of Wolf Island NWR provide important habitat for a variety of shorebirds and other wildlife species.
Wolf Island NWR provides important habitat for endangered piping plovers that spend their winters resting and foraging along the Atlantic coast.
Salt marshes are a mosaic of snaking channels called tidal creeks that fill with seawater during high tides and drain during low tides.
This large, boldly patterned bird is fairly conspicuous in the salt marshes and along the shoreline of Blackbeard Island.
Wolf Island NWR was designated a National Wilderness Area in 1975, and is one of 765 of these special places found throughout the United States.
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