|Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge|
Nestled in the White Mountains north of the Presidential Range, the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974. The refuge consists of Big and Little Cherry Ponds. No roads lead to the ponds, however, you can reach Big Cherry Pond from near the Whitefield Air...
Lake Unbagog National Wildlife Refuge
|Description: This is New Hampshire’s premier watchable wildlife site and the 495th designated national wildlife refuge. The wetlands and spruce-fir forest are home to many of the animals people like to watch. The interior of the refuge is accessible only by water. A headquarters building provides information about the refuge. Adjoining properties, including Lake Umbagog State Park, increase the size of the area protected for conservation purposes.|
Wildlife to Watch: Wildlife waits around every bend. The Leonard Pond area boasts the only pair of nesting bald eagles in the state. Common loons are abundant, with more than twenty nesting pairs on the lake. More than ten pairs of ospreys nest in the surrounding area. Visitors often see moose snacking on the aquatic vegetation. Frequent sightings of eastern kingbirds, belted kingfishers, and great blue herons are reported. Early summer is a great time to listen for woodland songbirds such as winter wrens, golden-crowned kinglets, northern parula warblers, black-throated blue warblers, and white-throated sparrows. During fall migration, shorebirds and waterfowl use the are for resting and feeding.
Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Size: 4106 acres
Closest Town: Errol
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