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NC Wildlife Refuge Opens To Traffic To See Birds

A marshy peninsula in North Carolina's far northeast corner is open to cars usually banned from the heart of the wildlife refuge.

The public can use vehicles to reach the end of Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday. The island is the southwestern part of a peninsula which juts southward from Virginia over the state line and into the Currituck Sound.

The wildlife refuge was created nearly 50 years ago for migrating waterfowl, especially the greater snow goose. This is the peak time for snow geese, and flocks in the refuge could number more than 12,000.


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