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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  • July 28, 2017
    I stumbled across the Wildlife Center while on a bike ride. Very friendly staff, and interesting museum of local animals that is worth perusing. I liked that they have a bike/hike trail that starts he...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    The refuge has a nice building with interactive displays to educate visitors on the local ecology and human impacts. The trails are well maintained and easy walking. The old World War II bunker and gu...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    We stopped here looking for a new bike path that was put in. Very nice people at the desk, told us a lot of local folklore. We rode our bikes out to the lookout and the butterfly garden. Inside the ce...  more »

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