The weary diamondback terrapin’s latest foe: Phragmites

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throughout much of the Outer Banks, faces another foe: Phragmites

Be on the lookout for cold-stunned turtles this winter

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The ocean and sound waters surrounding the Outer Banks play host to wintering sea turtles, especially young green turtles and Kemp’s ridley. Sea turtles...

Christmas bird counts set for Ocracoke and Portsmouth

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Following tradition, the Ocracoke and Portsmouth Island Christmas Bird Counts will be held on the last days of the year, with Portsmouth on Dec. 30 and Ocracoke on Dec. 31, 2021.

Birds of Ocracoke: summer nesting successes, rare fall bird sightings

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By Peter Vankevich The Ocracoke and Portsmouth Christmas Bird Counts will be on Dec. 30 and 31. Those wishing to participate should contact the...

Loggerheads and other nesters do well with a little help from...

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This story has been updated By Peter Vankevich As the 2021 sea turtle nesting season winds down, it turns out to be a very good year...

Sea turtle stranding training at the Ocracoke Community Center this Sunday

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By Peter Vankevich Those wishing to volunteer this winter in rescuing cold-stunned and stranded sea turtles will have the opportunity to get training this...

North Carolina Bird Atlas will help prioritize conservation efforts

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By Peter Vankevich North Carolina will finally have its own comprehensive bird atlas, a project that will rely on many contributors such as recent college...

Ocracoke birding walk scheduled for Saturday; intro to the ‘NC Bird...

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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...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Osprey

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Text by Peter VankevichPhotos by Hal Broadfoot and Peter Vankevich Time for a much-needed spectacular avian comeback story. The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is the only bird...

The Red Knot epic spring migration includes North Carolina

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich The Red Knot is an amazing bird. Only about the size of an American Robin and usually weighing under five...