Pea Island North Carolina

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alphabetical listing


ATLANTIC BEACH

 

AVON BEACH

 

BALDHEAD ISLAND

 

BEAUFORT

 

BUXTON

 

CALABASH

 

CAROLINA BEACH

 

CAROVA

 

CASWELL BEACH

 

CEDAR ISLAND

 

COROLLA BEACH

 

DUCK

 

EMERALD ISLE

 

FORT FISHER

 

FRISCO

 

HAMMOCKS BEACH

 

HATTERAS

 

HOLDEN BEACH

 

INDIAN BEACH

 

KILL DEVIL HILLS

 

KITTY HAWK

 

KURE BEACH

 

NAGS HEAD

 

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH

 

OAK ISLAND

 

OCEAN ISLE BEACH

 

OCRACOKE

 

PEA ISLAND

 

PINE KNOLL SHORES

 

ROANOKE ISLAND

 

RODANTHE

 

SALVO

 

SANDERLING

 

SHALLOTTE

 

SOUTHERN SHORES

 

SOUTHPORT

 

SUNSET BEACH

 

SURF CITY

 

TOPSAIL BEACH

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

 

WAVES

 

WILMINGTON

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

 

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welcome to pea island nc

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is located in a section of the North Carolina Outer Banks known as the Cape Hatteras National Shore in Dare County, on
Hatteras Island. The sanctuary is located 10 miles south of Nags Head, NC.

 

The refuge objectives are to provide nesting, resting, and wintering habitat for migratory birds, including the greater snow geese and other migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and neotropical migrants, as well as habitat and protection for endangered and threatened species.

 

In the dunes, are a small plant whose tiny pink/lavender flowers matured to form beans that were packed with energy. These “dune peas” provided a predictable food source for wintering geese. The refuge was literally the “pea island” for snow geese.

 

The refuge was established May 17, 1937. It includes 5,834 acres of land and 25,700 acres Proclamation Boundary Waters. The refuge is approximately 13 miles long (north to south) and ranges from a quarter mile to 1 mile wide (from east to west). Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is known as a "Birder's Paradise". Other eco-tourists include canoeists and kayakers, beachcombers, surf and sound anglers, and nature photographers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carolina Coastal Living 2014