Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary is one of only a few remaining examples of natural plant and animal assemblages that were once found in abundance on the northern Outer Banks. This 2,600-acre wildlife sanctuary hosts thousands of wintering waterfowl as well as migrating and resident coastal birds, mammals and more than 350 species of plants within numerous habitats that have been described as among the best examples in the state. A 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail runs along the Currituck Sound with two observation platforms that offer excellent views of the sound and its marshes. Park behind the Pine Island Racquet Club. Kayak tours of the sanctuary are available through Coastal Kayak.
Audubon Pine Island Sanctuary and Center
300 Audubon Drive, Pine Island, Corolla