Date: 2/2/18 8:01 am From: landaujr (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Pungo Lake road conditions?
My wife Karen & I visited Pungo Lake for the first time yesterday (2/1) in our humble Chevy Cruze.
Picking up a refuge map at the information kiosk, we were able to drive to the "Pungo Lake Platform" with little difficulty. Plenty of Tundra Swans and distant Snow Geese but strong winds that challenged the scope. We weren't confident about the looks of the road over to "Pungo Lake Observation Point" or the warning sign, and so we re-traced our steps back out (Hyde Park Road?) to the Refuge Road. We drove part way out the "D-Canal Road" with little difficulty. We spent the rest of our time enjoying the Tundras off of Pat's Road and trying without success to find a Yellow-Headed Blackbird among the thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds.
A more muscular, higher clearance vehicle might inspire more confidence.