Birds of Ocracoke: The Lesser Black-backed Gull

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To read more profiles on the Birds of Ocracoke, click here By Peter Vankevich First, are these birds gulls or seagulls?"Seagull" is the colloquial name for...

Loggerheads and other nesters do well with a little help from...

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This story has been updated By Peter Vankevich As the 2021 sea turtle nesting season winds down, it turns out to be a very good year...

Birds of Ocracoke: Indian Runner Ducks (Seriously)

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Note: Indian Runner Ducks can occasionally be seen...

Coal on Ocracoke’s beach

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January 2015 By Ken Gliesman Over the years, I’ve found many pieces of coal on the beaches of Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island and Portsmouth Island. I...

Spotted on Ocracoke: The Sanderling

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April 2010 Text and photo by Peter Vankevich A good part of the year, except perhaps for the heart of summer, it is hard to walk...

Birds of Ocracoke: The American Kestrel

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By Peter Vankevich From early September into early winter, it is possible to see three species of falcons on Ocracoke. Peregrine Falcons migrate through and some...

Replanting the island to save Ocracoke for the future

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By Pat Garber When Hurricane Dorian devastated Ocracoke, flooding houses and cars and destroying yards, the number of trees that uprooted and broke was mind-boggling. The...

Snowy Owl visits Ocracoke briefly

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Note: If anyone is fortunate enough to see a Snowy Owl, be sure to keep a safe distance so that it is not disturbed. By...

Birds of Ocracoke: the Double-crested Cormorant

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To see more profiles in the Birds of Ocracoke series, click here  Phalacrocorax auritus Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Perhaps the signature seabird of Ocracoke during...

Birds of Ocracoke: A rare Yellow-headed Blackbird

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To see more profiles of the Birds of Ocracoke, click here Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Fall migration is a time when unusual birds appear...