While some migratory shorebirds can still be spotted on the Outer Banks, Jeff Lewis says birders can find plenty of breeding terns and gulls as well as songbirds this time of year.
Outer Banks birder Jeff Lewis writes that spring birding on the Outer Banks is awesome in May, when songbirds, shorebirds and wading birds are in their most beautiful plumage.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks is perfect for wintering birds including waterfowl, water birds, raptors and songbirds, according to birding enthusiast, Jeff Lewis.
Birder Jeff Lewis runs through the possibilities of birds that may be spotted this month along the coast and invites fellow bird lovers to the 22nd annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Oct. 16-21 on the Outer Banks.
With August here, fall shorebird migration is in full swing, says Jeff Lewis, an Outer Banks birder.
What is your favorite bird? Outer Banks birder Jeff Lewis says this month brings a variety of newly arrived songbirds from which to choose.
Though March is a transitional month for birdwatchers, there are a handful of birds to keep an eye out for including the swallow-tailed kite, Bonaparte’s gulls, yellow-throated warblers, cedar waxwings and more.
Outer Banks birder Jeff Lewis encourages bird watchers to bundle up and see what birds the cold weather brings to the area during February.
Outer Banks birder Jeff Lewis shares his enthusiasm for the owls of eastern North Carolina, creatures he says are fascinating but misunderstood.
December brings migratory waterfowl to the N.C. coast, just in time for Audubon’s Christmas bird count, and the northeastern part of the state offers ample opportunities for bird-watching.
Jeff Lewis, an expert on birds and bird-watching, writes for his November column about winter birds, like the yellow-bellied sapsucker, brown creeper, winter wren, waterfowl and other birds you might find this time of year on the Outer Banks.
October brings many migratory birds to the Outer Banks, just in time for the main session of the popular Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, Oct. 17-22.
It’s September on the Outer Banks and migratory birds are arriving, giving birdwatchers the chance to see colorful and varied species. Naturalist Jeff Lewis shares tips on where to look.
Nearly wiped out during the 1960s and ’70s, brown pelicans are now common on the N.C. coast, thanks mainly to conservation efforts and a ban on DDT insecticides.
Wintertime is peak season for viewing waterfowl at wildlife refuges and natural areas on the coast, but birders who prefer the view from indoors can also see a variety of species, if they offer the right food.
October is a great time for birdwatching on the Outer Banks, with the arrival of migratory waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and songbirds, here just in time for the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival that continues through Sunday.