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Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge
Knotts Island
North Carolina 27950
Voice: 252-429-3100

The Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 on this marshy peninsula. It provides sanctuary for thousands of migratory waterfowl. There is also an abundance of wildlife that calls the sanctuary home. Besides the many birds, you can also find river otter, muskrat, raccoon, whitetail deer, gray and red fox. Then there are several turtles, frogs, and snakes including the cottonmouth.

This sanctuary is a great place for bird watchers. You can pick up a bird list which has listed 154 species that is based on observation of the refuge. It tells the time of year and also whether the bird is commonly found or a rarity during the four seasons. See how many you can find. The pamphlet also has an area to record your observations. This is a great way to remember your visit. Bring you binoculars and camera and see how many species you can find.

KAT'S VIEW

The wildlife refuge was really cool. You could see turtles as far as the eye could see. The turtles were there on the ground, in the water, on the logs, everywhere. You can't visit here without seeing you a turtle. It is a bird watchers heaven as well. There are many types of birds to see.



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