Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Charles

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is a 1127acre wildlife refuge located in Northampton County, Virginia, at the southern end of the Eastern Shore and near the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. It is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
The refuge was established in 1984; much of its land was previously part of Fort John Custis, a base used by the United States Air Force until 1981. Also within the refuge's boundaries is Fisherman Island, classed as a "Wetland of International Importance". The refuge is an important staging area for migratory birds, and is used as well for the management and study of endangered species such as the northeastern beach tiger beetle and piping plover.
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  • this small national wildlife preserve is on the east coast flyway, and many critters migrate through this area. Monarch butterflies are on their way, and there was lots of new milkweed waiting for cat...  more »
  • On our way to Chincoteague, we stopped at this Wildlife Refuge for a quick walk. After the (very friendly) folks at the Visitor Center told us about the WWII artillery missiles & bunkers, we stretched...  more »
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