Features

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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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    Monarchs on the Move

    The monarchs have started their annual migration to Mexico. Each day they find roosting sights along the way. Roosts help reveal their path.

    Report Your Sightings

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

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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
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

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

Read 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.

Learn more about the NWRS