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 was so easy to skip but very happy we decided to take the short walk. It was very quiet and peaceful so we saw lots of birds and a few deet.  more »
  • Friendly staff at the visitor’s center with great displays highlighting the area. We did the one mile butterfly trail out to the gun off of the USS Missouri. Nice enough at the end with an overlook of...  more »
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