originally established in 1943 to provide a habitat for migratory birds. Today
you will find a vast array of interesting birds, everything from waterfowl,
wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds. Bird watchers flock here every year to
get a look at some of these birds.
Chincoteague Refuge provides food and shelter for a variety of wildlife
and plants. There are more than 320 species of birds, including the piping
plover. Bald eagles and peregrine falcons also nest and migrate through this
Even though the beach is a major attraction for tourists in the summer
months, this habitat brings in its share of wildlife lovers and birdwatchers.
You will also find another type of habitat here, wetlands. These
consist of fresh and salt water and they are important to wildlife such as
birds, waterfowl, and amphibians. Maritime forests are located on higher ground
and consist mainly of loblolly pines; they provide pine cones for the
endangered Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel.
To learn more about this interesting and beautiful place you can visit
the website at