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    • Wild horses in their natural habitat

    • Wild horses 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...
    • Wetland sunset

    • Wetland sunset
    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sunset with tree silhouettes

    • Sunset with tree silhouettes
    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Scenics; Landscape photography;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Snow Goose in flight

    • Snow Goose in flight
    • Aquatic birds; Aquatic environments; Birds; Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Migratory 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.
    • Snake skin cascading from a birdbox

    • Snake skin cascading from a birdbox
    • Reptiles; Birds; Birdwatching; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service;
    • Because of its position on the Atlantic Flyway, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter.
    • Side view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Side 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...
    • 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.
    • Sand dunes

    • Sand dunes
    • Wildlife refuges; Water management; Coastal environments; Coastal restoration; Coastal zone management; Scenics;
    • The dunes serve as the first line of defense against storm surges, protecting the other wildlife habitats from being lost to salt water intrusion. The dunes and adjacent area serve as important nesting habitat for the threatened piping plover and...

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