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.
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Shorebirds and Fisherman Island go together like peas and carrots! Being the most southern Virginia barrier island, Fisherman Island has important beach habitat for migrating and nesting shorebirds. Of course it is this very reason Fisherman Island is closed during the nesting season. The amazing camouflage of shorebird eggs on sand and shells can fool even the most seasoned biologist!
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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016