Birding In The Outer Banks

birding in the outer banks - binoculars

The Outer Banks is an outstanding location for spotting a variety of birds. More than 400 species have been spotted here, with the majority of those numbers sighted in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Maritime forests at Kitty Hawk Woods, Nags Head Woods and Buxton Woods are good birding sites, along with Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary north of Duck. You can also visit the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service website for a list of northeastern North Carolina wildlife refuges.

Pea Island Bird Walks

Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone: (252) 987-2394

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Bird Walks

During the summer and fall months, Cape Hatteras National Seashore typically offers morning bird walks through Bodie Island. These programs are dependent on annual funding. Call (252) 441-5711 to inquire or check the In the Park newsletter.

Wings Over Water Festival

Wings Over Water takes place over a large 5 county northeastern North Carolina area which includes 6 National Wildlife Refuges- Alligator River, Pea Island, Pocosin Lakes, Mattamuskeet, Mackay Island and Currituck National Wildlife Refuges.
Phone: (252) 216-9464

Purple Martin Roost

From Roanoke Island, South End, or Outer Banks: Cross Virginia Dare Bridge going west, turn right into Manns Harbor Community and follow road to foot of Old Manns Harbor Bridge.
Phone: (252) 394-6205