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    • Assateague Lighthouse

    • Assateague Lighthouse
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse is located on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. The Coast Guard has maintained the lighthouse for many years. Ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the Fish & Wildlife Service from the Coast Guard in 2004.
    • Great Egret with long plumes

    • Great Egret with long plumes
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Aquatic birds; Coastal environments; Wading birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Egret perched on a branch

    • Great Egret perched on a branch
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Aquatic birds; Coastal environments; Wading birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Egret standing motionless in the water

    • Great Egret standing motionless in the water
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Aquatic birds; Coastal environments; Wading birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Great Blue Heron standing on a birdbox

    • Great Blue Heron standing on a birdbox
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Aquatic birds; Coastal environments; Wading birds;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Shorebirds at sunset

    • Shorebirds at sunset
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Aquatic birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Flooding in a woodland area of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flooding in a woodland area of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics;
    • The upland forest community that occurs in several large stands on old stable dunes, generally west of shrub areas and impoundments, indicates parts of the island that have been stable for the longest time. These forests are important to the...
    • Wetland area at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wetland area at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics;
    • The upland forest community that occurs in several large stands on old stable dunes, generally west of shrub areas and impoundments, indicates parts of the island that have been stable for the longest time. These forests are important to the...
    • Water drops splash on a wetland area of the pine forest

    • Water drops splash on a wetland area of the pine forest
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Trees;
    • The upland forest community that occurs in several large stands on old stable dunes, generally west of shrub areas and impoundments, indicates parts of the island that have been stable for the longest time. These forests are important to the...
    • Pine forest area at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Pine forest area at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Trees;
    • The upland forest community that occurs in several large stands on old stable dunes, generally west of shrub areas and impoundments, indicates parts of the island that have been stable for the longest time. These forests are important to the...
    • Chincoteague ponies in an wetland area

    • Chincoteague ponies in an wetland area
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • Two herds of Chincoteague ponies graze freely on Assateague Island. Legend has it that the ponies arrived on Chincoteague from a Spanish ship that had run aground during a storm in 1750. Historians believe they are descended from horses brought by...
    • Herd of Chincoteague ponies in their natural habitat

    • Herd of Chincoteague ponies in their natural habitat
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • Two herds of Chincoteague ponies graze freely on Assateague Island. Legend has it that the ponies arrived on Chincoteague from a Spanish ship that had run aground during a storm in 1750. Historians believe they are descended from horses brought by...
    • Herd of Chincoteague ponies

    • Herd of Chincoteague ponies
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • Two herds of Chincoteague ponies graze freely on Assateague Island. Legend has it that the ponies arrived on Chincoteague from a Spanish ship that had run aground during a storm in 1750. Historians believe they are descended from horses brought by...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area

    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area of the refuge

    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area of the refuge
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Chincoteague Pony on a refuge road

    • Chincoteague Pony on a refuge road
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Close-up view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony

    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...

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