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Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Blackbeard Island is a true barrier island, separated from neighboring Sapelo Island by Blackbeard Creek and an expanse of salt marsh. Geologically, the island is made up of a series of parallel dunes, each of which was once the Atlantic shoreline of a younger island. The 5,618-acre refuge includes a 3,000-acre National Wilderness composed of salt marsh and pine forest on the south end of the island. The north end of Blackbeard is thickly vegetated with palmettos beneath a canopy of live oaks and other hardwoods. Two freshwater impoundments on the north end concentrate ducks in the winter months and wading birds, including the federally endangered wood stork, in the summer. These ponds are populated year-round by great numbers of American alligators.

Location: 1000 Business Cntr Drive Ste 1, Savannah Georgia 31405 Telephone 912-652-4415

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Savannah) Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge
(Rincon) Effingham Animal Hospital
(Savannah) Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
(Ellabelle) Ogeechee Outpost
(Savannah) Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
(Savannah) Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

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