Mackay Island is found in the northern portion of Currituck Sound and the southern portion of Back Bay on a peninsula/island which juts into the Sound. The habitat ranges from freshwater and brackish marsh to upland and lowland eastern pine hardwood forest.
Concentrations of snow and Canada geese, ducks, osprey and other raptors, wading birds, and shorebirds. An active wood duck breeding population are present, along with one active bald eagle nest and many osprey nests.
Endangered and threatened species include: peregrine falcons and American bald eagles (active nesting pair).
Bought a gardening magazine on the way back...will dream gardeny dreams while I park in front of the TV for football.