Birds of Ocracoke: The (somewhat uncommon) Common Eider

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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...

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...

Spotted On Ocracoke: A Great Shell Collection 

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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

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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

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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

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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...