Surveying waterbirds during a pandemic

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Royal Terns nest in large numbers near Ocracoke. Photo: P. Vankevich To catch up on Ocracoke news...

A rare White-winged Tern’s surprise visit to the Outer Banks

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Text by Peter Vankevich Photos by Hal Broadfoot The Outer Banks is famous for its bird life. Over the years, about 400 species have been sighted....

Ocracoke and Portsmouth Christmas Bird Counts take place despite pandemic

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Ring-billed Gulls seen on Ocracoke. Photo by Amy Thompson By Peter Vankevich Conducting...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Red Knot

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By Peter Vankevich The number of shorebirds that winter along the beach on Ocracoke varies from year to year. Some years, Red Knots can be seen...

Portsmouth Island on the last day of 2018

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By Peter Vankevich The Portsmouth Island Christmas Bird Count took place on Dec. 31 and 69 species were tallied. To read more on that count, click...

Observed on Ocracoke: peregrine falcons, lots of ‘em

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Jann & Gil Randell on the dunes of Ocracoke Photo by P. Vankevich November 2014 By Peter Vankevich Peregrine falcons are spectacular birds. To see one in flight,...

Spotted on Ocracoke: a homing pigeon named Paloma

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  Spotted on Ocracoke:  A Homing Pigeon  Text and photo by Peter Vankevich November 2010  The storm system around the beginning of October (2010) brought out a...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Redhead

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By Peter Vankevich In the long waterfowl tradition of Ocracoke, perhaps the most endearing species for hunters, decoy carvers and bird lovers is the duck...

Ocracoke’s Snowy Winter

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  By Peter Vankevich Photos by Dianne Fodrie Stankiewicz Ocracoke certainly had an unusual winter. With two wonderful snowstorms and the school closed for sev­eral days, the...

Spotted on Ocracoke: the Myrtle (yellow-rumped) Warbler

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 Setophaga coronata (formerly Dendroica coronata coronata), the eastern form of the Yellow-rumped Warbler. By Peter Vankevich Beginning around Mid-October, a small brownish, streaky bird returns to...