Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke, North Carolina

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Ocracoke Island is located approximately 25 miles off the mainland across the Pamlico Sound. The island extends approximately 18 miles from Hatteras Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet. More than 300 species of birds have been documented on Ocracoke Island. Habitats: Ocean beach, natural and artificial dunes, shrub thickets, brackish and freshwater ponds, dune fields, maritime forests, young pine forests, forested hammocks, salt marsh, near shore shallows. Key birds: Summer: Little Blue Heron; Snowy Egret; Glossy Ibis; Black-necked Stilt; Wilson’s Plover; Least Tern; Marbled Godwit; Gull-billed Tern; Sandwich Tern; Black Skimmer; Chuck-will’s-widow; Great Crested Flycatcher; Eastern Kingbird. Winter: Red-throated Loon; Brant; Peregrine Falcon; Brown-headed Nuthatch; Sedge Wren. Year-round: Brown Pelican; White Ibis; Piping Plover; American Oystercatcher; Seaside Sparrow.
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by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)

Ocracoke Island is located approximately 25 miles off the mainland across the Pamlico Sound. The island extends approximately 18 miles from Hatteras Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet. More than 300 species of birds have been documented on Ocracoke Island. Habitats: Ocean beach, natural and artificial dunes, shrub thickets, brackish and freshwater ponds, dune fields, maritime forests, young pine forests, forested hammocks, salt marsh, near shore shallows.

Key birds: Summer: Little Blue Heron; Snowy Egret; Glossy Ibis; Black-necked Stilt; Wilson’s Plover; Least Tern; Marbled Godwit; Gull-billed Tern; Sandwich Tern; Black Skimmer; Chuck-will’s-widow; Great Crested Flycatcher; Eastern Kingbird. Winter: Red-throated Loon; Brant; Peregrine Falcon; Brown-headed Nuthatch; Sedge Wren. Year-round: Brown Pelican; White Ibis; Piping Plover; American Oystercatcher; Seaside Sparrow.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Ocracoke
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Good all year
Local Contacts: Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocracoke Island

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