The quiet Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
is located in the north of Hatteras Island, North Carolina. It was established in 1937 and covers an area of 127.61 square kilometers. It is mainly established to protect the seabirds that migrate here. It also allows more bird lovers and photographers to watch birds.
The reserve is 21 kilometers long from north to South and 1.6 kilometers wide from east to west. It is composed of continuous beaches, raised Highlands, a number of saltwater ponds and large areas of saline alkali beach, which provides excellent conditions for the survival of wild animals. There are 365 kinds of birds, 25 kinds of mammals, 24 kinds of reptiles and 5 kinds of amphibians in the reserve. The birds are mainly ducks, geese, swans and wading birds, which live in the 1000 acre water area which is easy to manage. Endangered or threatened animals also live here, including sturgeons, red wolves, falcons, green sea turtles, leatherback turtles, hawksbills, and bagpipes.
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