Common Yellowthroat. Photo: P. Vankevich

A fall birding trek on Ocracoke is scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 25) starting at 8:30 a.m.

All who are interested are invited to meet at the NPS campground parking lot. From there, the group will check out the beach and dunes, take a walk towards Devil Shoals in the Pamlico Sound and then proceed to the Pony Pasture.

“North Carolina Bird Atlas” coordinators Matt Janson and Sarah Toner will be along and provide information on how folks can report their findings throughout the year.

A five-year project, the atlas will catalog the size and distribution of North Carolina’s bird populations.

Peter Vankevich, compiler of the Ocracoke Christmas Bird Count, is the field trip leader.

Eastern Towhee with straw-colored eyes. Photo: P. Vankevich
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