Birds of Ocracoke: The Bufflehead

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By Peter Vankevich Here’s a quiz question. What do ducks and woodpeckers have in common? Read on.  In the waters of Ocracoke one can see North America's...

Second turtle stranding training session set for Friday

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For Ocracoke news, click here. The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST) will hold another training session at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, in the...

Volunteers find cold-stunned turtles on Ocracoke

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here Severe cold weather is forecast for Sunday night through Tuesday By Connie Leinbach Pat Garber and an assistant...

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...

Portsmouth Island Christmas Bird Count ends the year

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For more on the last day of 2018 on Portsmouth Island, click here  By Peter Vankevich For many of us, there is always a moment of...

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...

Christmas Bird Counts scheduled for Dec. 30 and 31

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To see a listing and contact information for the Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas, click here  By Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Each year,...

Hyde County’s endangered red wolves

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By Pat Garber Hyde County is home to American red wolves, one of the most endangered species of animals on the planet. While they are...

OcraCats clinic helps control Ocracoke feral cat population

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Rita Thiel OcraCats Inc. held another successful spay/neuter clinic the first week in October. Veterinarians Dr. Howard Johnson,...

Pelicans in the Pamlico Sound: A tale of two islands

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By Peter Vankevich Brown Pelicans: From Beacon to Big Foot and back Two skiffs left Ocracoke in the early hot, windless morning of July 6 on...