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    Category: Outer Banks Animals

    Sea Turtle Swimming off the Outer Banks Coastline

    Sea Turtles, Artificial Light at Night and What the Public Thinks

    March 2, 2024
    Artificial light at night—ALAN is its acronym—is something every beach community deals with. Abo...
    Corolla Wild Horse on the Beach

    A Wild and Magnificent Treasure—Corolla Wild Horses Update

    July 14, 2023
    The Corolla Wild Horses may be staging a comeback. Or at least, they’re not quite ready to become ...
    Red-tailed hawk

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Raptors

    March 22, 2021
    Soaring over a body of water, or riding the thermals rising from a sand dune, raptors—birds of pre...

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Shorebirds

    February 9, 2021
    The easiest way to experience Outer Banks wildlife is to walk along any beach and check out the bird...
    Blue Jay

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Songbirds

    February 5, 2021
    Look out of any window, walk along the beach, hike through any of our Outer Banks nature preserves a...
    Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Reptiles

    January 27, 2021
    There is a tendency to think of wildlife as furry and warmblooded. But, close relatives though we ma...
    American Black Ducks

    Animals of the OBX — Migratory Waterfowl

    January 18, 2021
    Migratory Waterfowl The Outer Banks is a birder’s paradise. Whether amateur or experienced,...

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Marine

    January 13, 2021
    There are so many animals from the wild side stopping by or using our Outer Banks beaches that it’...
    Wild Horse in Corolla, NC

    Animals of the Outer Banks — Mammals

    January 9, 2021
    There is a tendency to think of the places that have been developed as being the home of humans and ...
    Purple Marlins William Umstead Bridge

    Purple Martins of the Outer Banks

    August 13, 2019
    The purple martins of the Willam Umstead Bridge have returned once again. They are, perhaps, the equ...
    monarch butterfly on the beach

    The King of Butterflies and the Outer Banks

    November 18, 2018
    Every autumn the king of the butterflies returns to the Outer Banks. The monarch butterfly, with its...
    Wild Horses

    The 50’ Rule – Keeping your distance from NC’s Wild Horse

    September 25, 2018
    One of the more remarkable experiences on the Outer Banks is seeing the Corolla Wild Horses wanderin...