Birds of Ocracoke: the Killdeer

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  To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Charadrius vociferous Text and photos by Peter Vankevich The Killdeer builds a sparse nest on...

Sea turtle release creates spectacle on Ocracoke beach

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Observer staff report It was a major beach event Wednesday morning as dozens of islanders and visitors showed up at the Lifeguard Beach to witness...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Royal Tern

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  To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Thalasseus maximus Text and photos by Peter Vankevich This is a bird more often heard...

Sharks: a natural part of the marine ecosystem

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  By Connie Leinbach While there are plenty of sharks in the waters off the coast of Ocracoke and in the Pamlico Sound, they aren’t out...

Christmas Bird Counts scheduled for Dec. 30 and 31

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To see a listing and contact information for the Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas, click here  By Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Each year,...

A search for answers in rare whale’s death

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Editor's note: For a story about the beached Gervais’ beaked whale published earlier this year by the Ocracoke Observer, click here. The following update by...

Spotted on Ocracoke: The Sanderling

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April 2010 Text and photo by Peter Vankevich A good part of the year, except perhaps for the heart of summer, it is hard to walk...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Great Crested Flycatcher

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Text and photo by Peter Vankevich This handsome large flycatcher, which is more often heard than seen, has brownish upperparts, gray breast, yellow belly and...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Purple Sandpiper

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By Peter Vankevich One might shiver just by thinking about the habitats of the Purple Sandpiper, a rare bird on Ocracoke’s shores. A handsome, chunky shorebird,...

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...