Christmas Bird Count here set for Dec. 30 and 31

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For Ocracoke news, click here. Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Ocracoke islanders live closely with wildlife, and birds are probably the island’s most visible fauna. At...

Nesting birds on sound islands take a hit from Hurricane Arthur

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By Maria Logan It’s summertime and Ocracoke is in full swing. There is a frenetic energy about the island as visitors flock to paradise...

A foggy morning on Ocracoke

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    Awakening Ocracoke begins with a foggy morning on March 2, 2015

Ocracoke Christmas Bird Count Dec 30, help requested

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By Peter Vankevich The Ocracoke Christmas Bird Count will be Tuesday, Dec. 30. If you can identify and count birds on the island and report...

Dolphins basketball and lecture on an invasive plant today

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Two Island Events today Ocracoke basketball is on today (Jan. 27) in the school gym. The games will be broadcast on Ocracoke’s community radio station...

Molasses Creek

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All should help stop bird collisions

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Editor: As a bird enthusiast and avid conservation biologist, I was pleased to see your piece on bird-window collisions. Studying bird-window collisions, and how to...

NPS to present talk on the fight against phragmites

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Editor's note: To learn more about phragmites, see the Ocracoke Observer's article by Pat Garber. Click here. February 18, 2015 Presentation to be held at the...