The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed designating all Bogue Banks beaches as critical habitat for the rufa red knot, a threatened small sandpiper.
An online lottery is set for this month for permits to build temporary duck blinds at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is hosting a porch talk Thursday celebrating 25 years of the Foundation for Shackleford Horses.
Once a month through November, bird watchers can check out the wildlife in Swansboro’s estuaries from aboard the Lady Swan ferryboat during a special birding cruise.
The speed limit on the William B. Umstead Bridge has been lowered temporarily at dusk and in July and August to protect the migrating purple martins.
Work by research scientists at N.C. Aquariums will be featured this week on shark-themed television programs.
Coastal Review is recognizing Shark Week this week with a special Nature Notes on the sharks that inhabit North Carolina waters.
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is honoring the 25th anniversary of the Foundation for Shackleford Horses with a photo contest and exhibition this summer.
Instead of trekking on foot, a Duke University team used drones to count large seabird colonies on a small island chain off the Falkland Islands.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reports that coyote sightings peak in May as they become more active searching for food to support their pups.
The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission said it’s seeing a spike in black bear reports this spring and residents are advised to avoid conflicts.
The Terrapin Tally community science project is looking for volunteers with kayaks to survey select areas for a better understanding of the diamondback terrapin population.
There are two Topsail Turtle Project orientations in April for volunteers interested in walking the beach on Topsail Island each morning searching for sea turtle tracks.
The next Dare County Library virtual Zoom presentation set for April 14 is designed to help residents begin backyard beehives of their own.
The deaths of some songbirds that frequent bird feeders are being attributed a bacterial infection and wildlife biologists are advising that bird feeders are cleaned often.
Hundreds of green-winged teal fill the sky above the 6,000-acre North River Wetlands Preserve earlier this month. About 1,000 of the small dabbling ducks have been observed at the preserve in recent weeks, said birder John Fussell of Morehead City, who counted about 270 in the above image and estimated about 800 at the site that morning. Flocks of green-wing teal can be dazzling with their “rapid twisting and turning in unison,” according to Audubon’s Guide to North American Birds. Photo: Dr. H. Curtis Merrick