Pick from scores of talks and trips on birding, paddling, wildlife photography, and natural history. Field trips will go to Pea Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. All proceeds go to the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, a nonprofit that supports national wildlife refuges in eastern North Carolina.
We will have two locations where participants can relax, have a cup of coffee, tea, water and snacks. Hospitality stations are areas where Wings over Water participants and leaders can visit and catch up on news regarding various events and programs. Bird boards showing daily WOW sightings will be kept in the lobby of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island and maintained by trip leaders and refuge staff.
Hospitality station locations are:
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 14500 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968 252-987-2394
Hours that station will be open: 7:30 a.m. until noon. This is a great location to view waterfowl and shorebirds. The Visitor Center has a few spotting scopes set up for visitor viewing. The Visitor Center is open until 4:00 p.m.
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center 100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954, 252-473-1131
Hours that station will be open: 7:30 a.m. until noon. The main Visitor Center is open until 4:00 p.m. This beautiful facility has an auditorium, classroom, nature dioramas, a small film theater, exhibits and an eBird Trail Tracker. There are also public drinking fountains and restroom facilities. Many of the WOW indoor classroom programs and lectures will be held here.