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 Common Yellowthroat

      Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) Text and Photos by  Peter Vankevich This is one of North America’s most widespread warblers, breeding throughout the continental United States (including...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Royal Tern

  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...

Birds of Ocracoke: Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) Text and photo by Peter Vankevich Large pale dove with a thin black partial collar, dark bill and pinkish legs. Note in...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Great Crested Flycatcher

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: American Robin

 American Robin (Turdus Migratorius) Text and photo by Peter Vankevich A member of the thrush family, this familiar bird has a dark mantle, dark orange breast,...

From the archives: To view a mockingbird

With the announcement that a second  novel by author Harper Lee, "Go Set a Watchman," will  be published this year, we  are digging out...