May 23, 2024

Back Bay Wildlife Refuge

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4005 Sandpiper Road
Virginia Beach

United States

Established in 1938, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located at the southern end of Sandbridge, VA, and is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  As part of Virginia’s Outer Banks, the refuge’s barrier islands feature large sand dunes, maritime forests, fresh water marshes, ponds, ocean beach, and large impoundments for wintering wildfowl. The majority of refuge marshlands are on islands contained within the waters of Back Bay. It is considered by conservationists to be an important link along the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds such as snow geese.

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