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for Coastwatch Vol. 11 Issue 5, May 1984
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Each year, thousands of water birds travel to Battery Island--a chuck of marsh rising out of the Cape Fear River across from Southport. During the summer this area becomes home to North Carolina's largest populations of white ibises, egrets, and heron. As such the state is leasing Battery Island to the Audubon Society as a sanctuary where it can be managed and studied as a refuge for water birds.
After setbacks in population growth from the use of pesticides, brown pelican colonies are now flourishing in coastal North Carolina.