Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Vistas

Over 150,000 acres in coastal North Carolina, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare Co. is a key destination for birds and birders.

With fallow fields, croplands, impoundments, forest, and pocossin, a wide variety of wildlife is found here.

8 Jan 2006

Waterfowl impoundments at Alligator River NWR

4 Mar 2006

Many species of hawks and owls hunt over these fields. This is one of the best places in NC to find Short-eared Owls. But note that entry is not permitted after sunset.

8 Jan 2006

A lucky observer may spot Black Bear, Red Wolf, Coyote, or even a Bobcat around these fields.

4 Mar 2006

Fallow fields with flowering and fruiting Eastern Baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia)

7 Nov 2007

Much of the refuge habitat is various stages of pocossin swamp forest.

4 Oct 2009

Sunset over the pocosin at Alligator River NWR.

8 Nov 2008

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