Coastal Sketch: Paul Sykes

Topics: Outer Banks, Wildlife

You may not know the name, but the guy's a rock star in the world of birds. No one -- probably on the planet -- has done more Christmas Bird Counts. 475 and, yes, counting. The 77-year-old will add another to the tally this month when he leads a count on the Outer Banks. More >


Part of Pelican Rookery Protected From Erosion

Topics: Habitat Restoration, Oysters, Wildlife

Beacon Island in Pamlico Sound is one of nine known pelican rookeries in the state. Reefs made from oyster shells now protect one of its shorelines. And more work is planned. More >


Our Coast: The American White Pelican

Topics: Our Coast, Outer Banks, Wildlife

The N.C. Coastal Federation's naturalist, Sam Bland, travels to Pea Island Wildlife Reserve for the rare sighting of white pelicans. This time, over 150 have stopped by on their migration. More >


A Ringside Seat to an Ancient Ritual

Topics: Nature, Wildlife

Bird watchers gather on Ocracoke each fall to scan the skies for migrating kestrels, hawks and other raptors. More >


10 N.C. Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Topics: Climate Change, Wildlife

A warming climate is likely to have these 10 birds leaving North Carolina in search of cooler, more hospitable climate, but there are ways you can help. More >


Exodus: Movement of N.C. Birds?

Topics: Climate Change, Wildlife

Scientists predict that more than half of U.S. birds may be threatened by climate change, including ospreys, wild turkeys and brown pelicans. More >


An Invasion of Tentacles

Topics: Marine Science, Nature, Northeast Coast, Wildlife

An unusual number of Portuguese man-of-war, pushed along by onshore winds, have beached along the Outer Banks, causing officials to warn about nasty stings. More >


Can You Hear Me Now?

Topics: National parks, Northeast Coast, Wildlife

Experimental probes detect motion in sea turtle nests at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, giving park managers flexibility and the hatchlings a cell phone connection. More >

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