Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is a 1,127-acre (4.56 km2) 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.[1]

Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
LocationNorthampton County, Virginia, United States
Nearest cityCheriton, Virginia /
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coordinates37°07′48″N 75°57′30″W
Area1,127 acres (4.56 km2)
Established1984
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteEastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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.[1]

References

  1. "Eastern Shore Of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge". United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved February 22, 2017.

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