Birds of Ocracoke: The (somewhat uncommon) Common Eider

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Winter on Ocracoke is a good time of the year to see rare birds. Most of them venture here...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Least Tern, resilient and feisty

Sometimes called a sea swallow, the Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) has a graceful, fast, buoyant flight pattern with rapid wing beats.

Birders to flock to Outer Banks for Wings Over Water

Editor's note: The Portsmouth Island field trip is full, Ocracoke has three openings as of yesterday (Sept. 14).  Since its beginning 20 years ago, the Wings...

Sharks: a natural part of the marine ecosystem

  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...

A Gervais’ beaked whale beaches on Ocracoke

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...

Stopping bird collisions and protecting Ocracoke’s feathered friends

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...

Spotted On Ocracoke: A Great Shell Collection 

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich There are many reasons to visit the Ocracoke Preservation Society’s David Williams House Museum at 49 Water Plant Rd....

Photos of a wintry Ocracoke

To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  It's not every winter that the island has extended freezing temperatures as it's having this week, and,...

Counting birds on Ocracoke and Portmouth

By Connie Leinbach For Lloyd Lewis of Mayo, Md., being a bird watcher takes him to locations all over the world. “Birding puts me in different habitats,” he...

Heavy rains draw wading birds into the village

By Peter Vankevich Don’t be surprised to see white ibis in your yard feeding on worms and insects that have appeared after the last several...