Bird watchers and nature lovers should definitely visit the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. It is small in size, but huge in popularity among both wildlife and people!
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is administered through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge from the Administration Office on Roanoke Island, North Carolina
National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
100 Conservation Way
Manteo, NC 27954 (Roanoke Island)
Visitor Services programs focus on interpretation, environmental education, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and fishing. The refuge is 13 miles north to south and covers 5,834 acres of land and 25,700 acres of Proclamation Boundary waters.
The refuge is located on the north end of Hatteras Island, a coastal barrier island and part of a chain of islands known as the Outer Banks. The bird list for Pea Island Refuge boasts more than 365 species; the wildlife list has 25 species of mammals, 24 species of reptiles, and 5 species (low number due to salt environment) of amphibians.