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4559
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Lying between Southport and Bald Head Island on the east bank of the Cape Fear River, Battery Island is sanctuary for thousands of wading birds. In 1982, it became part of Audubon North Carolina Coastal Island Sanctuary. It is the state's largest heronry, with upwards of 10,000 pairs. Among the species nesting there are 12 percent of the world's white ibises, great egrets, cattle egrets, and black-crowned night herons.
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3691
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The growth of coastal development threatens colonies of birds by disrupting their nesting. In 1979, the National Audubon Society created the North Carolina Coastal Island Sanctuary. Today, nineteen mostly man-made islands stretch from Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear, providing havens for birds.
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