Birds of Ocracoke Series

This feature includes birds that have been seen on Ocracoke, including best times or year and locations and an audio recording of their songs and calls.

Birds of Ocracoke: The Prairie Warbler

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich For those not that familiar with the birds of the Outer Banks or know that there are many species...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Savannah Sparrow

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By Peter Vankevich The Savannah Sparrow  (Passerculus sandwichensis) is one of the most common sparrows throughout much of North America, but on Ocracoke, it is only...

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 Great Black-backed Gull

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  (Larus marinus) Text and photos by Peter Vankevich This species is considered to be the...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Double-crested Cormorant

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Phalacrocorax auritus Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Perhaps the signature seabird of Ocracoke during...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Snow Bunting

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For more profiles of the birds of Ocracoke, click here By Peter Vankevich Birds are amazing in that they may be found in the most extreme...

Birds of Ocracoke: Gulls in the ‘hood – or maybe not

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Laughing Gull in basic plumage, from late August till early spring Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich The Laughing Gull, Larus atricilla, is the most common...