Mackay Island
National
Wildlife Refuge

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl, primarily the greater snow goose. It is located almost entirely on Knotts Island in the Currituck Sound between Back Bay in Virginia and the open sound in North Carolina. The refuge is primarily made up of marsh habitat. This area has long been recognized for supporting significant migratory …
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