Have a WILD time!
No matter what your talents or interests, we can use YOU as a Refuge Volunteer!
Become a Refuge Volunteer
Experience our Wildlife Drive
The Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive offers incredible experiences in wildlife viewing year-round
Murphy Peterson Wildlife Drive
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
Looking for an Internship?
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and other refuges in eastern North Carolina offer internship experiences rivaled by no others.
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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.
Sneak Peek of the Refuge
Using your smart phone, a regular phone or your computer, take virtual tours of Alligator River National Wildlife RefugeTake a Virtual Tour!
About the Complex
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.
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About the NWRS
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
News & Refuge Happenings
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
eBird Trail Tracker ... Discover and report recent bird sightings on the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.
Tram tours ($10) & Red Wolf Howlings (Free) Call 252-216-9464 for dates, times & details. And click on printable programs (below) for full schedule of events.Printable Program
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
Red wolves, once declared extinct in the wild, have been re-established in eastern North Carolina
Page Photo Credits Prothonotary Warbler by Jeff Lewis
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017