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08 Sep Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, Special Trip | Comments Off on Winter, Spring, Summer, and…

Winter, Spring, Summer, and…

Winter, Spring, Summer, and…

If the cooler temperatures and changing of colors from green to gold on Masonboro are any indication, Fall is just around the corner of the calendar. That's good news! Autumn is the best time to be out on that island, and we are … Continue reading

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13 Apr Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, Special Trip | Comments Off on Celebrate the Earth with us this month!

Celebrate the Earth with us this month!

Celebrate the Earth with us this month!

April: the month of Earth Day (although in our minds, every day should be Earth Day). This month, WBST has three great tours for those interested in getting back to nature and learning about the interconnectedness of our coast.   … Continue reading

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08 Dec Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding | Comments Off on Winter at the Beach

Winter at the Beach

Winter at the Beach

The time for t-shirts and flip flops has come and gone once again. It flew south with the black skimmers and least terns, down to warmer latitudes to bask in the midday sun, only to return again next spring. In … Continue reading

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16 Sep Posted by in north carolina birding, shorebird, Special Trip | Comments Off on Fall Birding 2014

Fall Birding 2014

Fall Birding 2014

Autumn is a time of change. The leaves on the trees change colors, people start wearing jackets and long pants, and if you look at our coast closely enough, you will notice different species of shorebirds inhabiting our sandbars and … Continue reading

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18 Jun Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, shorebird | Comments Off on Learn Your Terns

Learn Your Terns

Learn Your Terns

The sandbars and beaches of Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island are important habitats for many shorebirds, including black skimmers, American Oystercatchers, brown pelicans, and many different varieties of gulls. But the title for most entertaining to watch undisputably rests in … Continue reading

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22 Apr Posted by in Blog, fishing, north carolina birding, shorebird | Comments Off on Earth Day 2k14

Earth Day 2k14

Earth Day 2k14

Stop reading this. Right now. Look around you. That's right, look up from your computer. I'll wait.   Back? Good. What did you see? Depends on where you are, I guess, but there's one thing everyone who reads this will … Continue reading

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25 Oct Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, shorebird | Comments Off on Great Egret

Great Egret

Great Egret

If you’ve been on one of our tours before and peered over the railing into the depths of the salt marsh, then there’s a very good chance that you noticed a tall, ghostly pale shape silhouetted against the green backdrop … Continue reading

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26 Jul Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, shorebird, Special Trip | Comments Off on Piping Plover

Piping Plover

Piping Plover

You never know what you’re going to see when you come on a birding trip with Captain Joe. Besides the normal cast of shorebirds, including black skimmers, least terns, pelicans, and cormorants, sometimes we’ll see something truly remarkable. This Tuesday … Continue reading

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28 May Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding | Comments Off on Ospreys

Ospreys

Ospreys

Ospreys, fish eagles, or sea hawks- no matter what you call them, these birds are amazing. They’ve been sighted in classical Greek and Roman literature, as mascots for local university’s sport teams, and, of course, from the deck of the … Continue reading

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04 Apr Posted by in Blog, north carolina birding, shorebird | Comments Off on The Least Terns have Re(tern)ed, Earth Day Special

The Least Terns have Re(tern)ed, Earth Day Special

The Least Terns have Re(tern)ed, Earth Day Special

The next time you head to the beach, turn the volume down on your radio and instead listen for a sharp, high-pitched twittering sound. That’s the call of the Least Tern, the smallest species of the tern family of nesting … Continue reading

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