Pages Creek Park Preserve

1215 Middle Sound Loop Road
Wilmington, NC  28411
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Hours of Operation:



  • 1 mile nature trail for walking and bicycling (no motorized vehicles)

Kayak Launch (Coming Soon)

Environmental Education

  • Birding:  Birds of the marsh come in all shapes and sizes! Look for herons and egrets wading in the tall Spartina grass, ospreys or hawks perched on dead tree snags, and blackbirds and warblers flitting in and out of nearby shrubs. To live in this unique habitat, many of these birds have adaptations to help them survive: different shaped beaks for different methods of eating, feathers for camouflage and staying dry, or long legs and webbed feet for wading and swimming. The abundance of food and relative protection the salt marsh provides makes this an ideal habitat despite the brackish water and salty air. Sometimes it’s easier to listen for birds first, then follow their call and look for movement.  Learn more about each bird species and listen to its call below.

Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Year Round


Brown Pelican
Pelecanus accidentalis
Year Round

Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Year round

Great Egret
Ardea alba
Year round

Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus

Pandion haliaetus
Mainly Spring & Summer

Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
Year Round

White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
Year Round

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621