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 Brown Thrasher

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Toxostoma rufum Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich One of the three mimics on Ocracoke....

Birds of Ocracoke: the Black Skimmer

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Rynchops niger Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich  This spectacular bird is a delight to...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Ruddy Turnstone

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Arenaria interpres Text and Photos by Peter Vankevich      A chunky shorebird with short...

Birds of Ocracoke: The Tricolored Heron

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Egretta tricolor By Peter Vankevich Appearance: Blue-grey upper parts and a white line along the...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Common Yellowthroat

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      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

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  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

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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

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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

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 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,...