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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Rte. 12, Hatteras Island, NC
Phone Number: 252-987-2394
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Activities: Birdwatching, Fishing
Description: This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250...
This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types of birds.
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Definitely worth a stop!

They have a great visitors center and nature walk. We have stopped for the past three years and really enjoy every visit. The visitor center staff is extremely knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Leo B
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Lyndonville, Vermont
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Lyndonville, Vermont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They have a great visitors center and nature walk. We have stopped for the past three years and really enjoy every visit. The visitor center staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Really great to chat with! Definitely worth a visit when in the area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great visitor center and very knowledgeable staff. Great gift shop and nice displays of local birds and animals. Binoculars available for check out, take on nature hike around large ponds or walk across Rte 12 and see the shipwreck steamer still sticking up out of the water. We spent about 2 hours here. Also at low tide, best place to... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We strolled through the easily walkable nature trail and enjoyed ourselves very much. We also took the list of local birds they supplied to check off those species we spotted and this helped us to may closer attention and we saw many varieties. Boardwalks cover much of the territory, including wetlands. Something different to do other than the beaches on... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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213 reviews 213 reviews
121 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a wonderful place for birding and walking....walks past all the saltwater marshes...plenty of birds can be seen. Nice visitor center with helpful staff.

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Milford,Pa
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252 reviews 252 reviews
119 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Nature Center was closed the day we went because of a power outage but we walked the nature trail and saw turtles, several types of shore birds, waders, ducks, Ospreys and geese. We also saw a raccoon near a pond. This is a great place for birding and Plan to go back again!

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just driving along RT 12 thru the preserve was an experience. Pods of pelicans flew overhead following the shore line. There are few places to stop as the road is under construction (April) but the center has a blind you can use to spot birds.

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to walk past marshes to see birds with provided binoculars. Visitor center is informative about the flyway.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Natural beauty with a lot of shore birds, which is the main attraction here. A nice stop on the way to Hatteras.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice bird refuse to visit. Not a lot of other tinks to do there but if you like looking at birds in their natural habitat it's the place to go

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Norfolk, Virginia
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72 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stumble upon this refuge, we were just driving and saw the entrance to it and went in because my wife need it to use the restroom, and I am happy we did, this place is really nice the sea birds walking on the shore and flying around is impressive I really think there was like 5 people total on... More 

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