Red knots, which stopover on Ocracoke during their spring migration, have been a source of concern due to the rapid decline of its population linked to a drastic decrease of their food source, horseshoe crab eggs.
Islander Scotty Robinson is the featured carver for this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for April 15 at the Berkley Manor Barn and grounds.
The good-looking bird better known for its varied vocal stylings and found in coastal regions, including Ocracoke Island’s thickets, was depicted in the drawings of John White, the Colonial governor, mapmaker and artist.
Hannah Bunn West’s new book, “Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks,” reveals the stories of seven impactful coastal NC women.
Simpson is the featured carver at this year’s Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival set for Saturday and president and cofounder of the Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild.
The diamond terrapin population, which has not fully recovered from the turtle soup trend of the late 19th century, faces a new challenge to its survival: phragmites.
Volunteers are helping with a five-year project known as the North Carolina Bird Atlas that began this past spring to catalog the size and distribution of the state’s bird populations.
Ocracoke Island and other areas of the Outer Banks have seen encouraging numbers of red knots passing through on their marathon migration during the past few springs, a good sign for the shorebird species’ recovery.
Hurricane Dorian, which struck the North Carolina coast a year ago this weekend, was a game-changer for Ocracoke Island, creating a new normal.
the power and potential of hurricanes
Peter Vankevich, co-publisher of the Ocracoke Observer, recounts finding a deceased royal tern at Springer’s Point and learning something unusual about the banded bird through the Bird Banding Laboratory in Patuxent, Maryland.
Hyde County Manager Kris Noble said that the county has begun work on how to safely reopen the county amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and state’s stay-at-home order.
Ocracoke Health Center on Back Road, which sustained damage from Hurricane Dorian in September, recently reopened, a significant step in the village’s recovery.
Ocracoke Observer’s Peter Vankevich, birders and National Park Service staff made their way to Portsmouth village to identify and count birds for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count.
Lilly Anderson, daughter of Rusty and Kim Anderson of Morehead City, recently set up a lemonade stand to raise money for Ocracoke’s damaged school, hauling in more than $8,700.
Music trio Craicdown and the Carolina Theatre in Durham are presenting a benefit concert Oct. 14 to support the Ocracoke community still recovering from the destruction Hurricane Dorian wrought Sept. 6 on the remote island.