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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: Fishing, Birdwatching
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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Beautiful nature preserve

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Gulfport, Florida
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Gulfport, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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196 reviews 196 reviews
113 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
90 helpful votes 90 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Richmond, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Spot to stop and see the birds. This is an amazing place and you will be well served to chat with the volunteers in the gift shop as well as use the scopes that conveniently allow for birding. There is a lovely walk out by the water and wildlife is abundant in the water and sky. I never grow tired... More 

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Forest, VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped here February 11, 2015 amidst brutal wind, and temps in the 20's and 30's. We had our hoods and hats tightly on our heads. We could barley walk in the wind, but just HAD to see the waterfowl that were out on the marshes. It was completely delightful walking through the live oak hedges to the viewing spots.... More 

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