From the archives: Remembering Mr. Bob, an Ocracoke pony

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  This article was originally published in the October 2010 Ocracoke Observer By Pat Garber; photos by Barbara Adams ...If such a place there be, an island...

Turtle excavation tomorrow morning at Lifeguard Beach

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is inviting visitors and islanders to observer an excavation at 9:30 tomorrow morning (Sept. 18) of a loggerhead turtle nest. Those...

A Gervais’ beaked whale beaches on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Peter Vankevich A Gervais' beaked whale in stressed condition washed to shore near the Ramp 67 entrance...

North Carolina’s Underwater Gardens: Submerged aquatic vegetation

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August 2013 by Pat Garber A gusty winter wind tugged at my jacket as I scrambled along the shore of Pamlico Sound, gath­ering up handfuls...

Death of a Royal Tern

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By Peter VankevichComing across a dead wild animal is not fun. But death is part of nature. In the case of birds, a small...

Summer Ocracoke beauties: Black Skimmers

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By Peter Vankevich Among the many reasons to visit Ocracoke is that most of the island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and...

Christmas Bird Count here set for Dec. 30 and 31

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For Ocracoke news, click here. Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Ocracoke islanders live closely with wildlife, and birds are probably the island’s most visible fauna. At...

What you can do to prevent bird collisions with windows

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By Pat Garber Any bird lover who has heard the disturbing thud of a songbird hitting a window, and discovered its lifeless body underneath, must...

Stopping bird collisions and protecting Ocracoke’s feathered friends

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By Pat Garber Bird lovers saw high numbers of cedar waxwings migrate through the village this spring. Dressed in black masks with silky brown and...

A rare Purple Gallinule spotted on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Peter Vankevich There are rare birds and then there are spectacular rare birds. One of the latter...