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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, USA
| +1 757-336-6122
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Chasing Snow Geese Chincoteague Island Virginia United States

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Sun - Sat 5am - 10pm

Chasing Snow Geese

Each fall, the Delmarva Peninsula is home to the migratory pathway of hundreds of species of birds. The waterways of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia are filled with eagles, great blue herons, Canada geese and loons, to name a few. These scenic shorelines are a nature lovers paradise.

Wildlife photographers and birdwatchers make their way to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to capture this moment in time. The cacophony of honking snow geese can be heard well in advance of the snowy masses. The raucous noise doesn't seem possible from these black and white colonies floating on the quiet waters.

As we were watching the activity, a bald eagle flew into the scene causing the snow geese to take to the air. This photo captures the flight as the bald eagle comes in for the chase. And in an instant, the flock dispersed and peace again fell on the refuge.