Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Charles
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The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge located in Northampton County, Virginia, at the southern end of the Eastern Shore and near the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, and managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1127acre in size, it was established in 1984. Much of the 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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  • And great for kids. The short hike (also accessible from the road before the bridge toll) had lots to offer, including views of the second tallest lighthouse in the US, marshlands with lots of birds a...  more »
  • Visited for a Naturalists course and learned from the presentations , exhibits and walks! Nicely maintained with knowledgeable staff. 
  • There are other little treasures to discover here but its about birds. Great for families as well as those who have a love of wildlife. Please stop here and spend a little time. 
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  • This visitor center is right before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; and it's often overlooked... We decided to stop here for a quick visit - we did not know what to expect - but we Were not disappointed... We particularly liked the exhibit on the "Monarch butterfly migration", it was really well done, and we learned a lot of interesting facts that day... We almost stayed to watch the video on how the "Chesapeake Bay Bridge" was build... But time wasn't on our side. the Rangers were really friendly, and helpful! We even got some local tips for next time will drive by... Don't forget to check out the WWII bunker and gun.
  • Beautiful views no matter where u look and the sunset sky's awesome. A must see to truly enjoy
  • Absolutely a great stop...the nature trail was amazing...spotted 3 deer...they spotted me first then I saw them...but the former military battery display was AMAZING.
  • It's one of the most beautiful wildlife refuge that I ve been in a while.
  • Sunsets so beautiful catch birds have some coffee