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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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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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19 Dec Posted by in Blog, shorebird | Comments Off on Common Loons at Wrightsville Beach

Common Loons at Wrightsville Beach

Common Loons at Wrightsville Beach

Hi Birders, I just upload a short video of a pair of common loons foraging a Wrightsville beach’s Bank Channel.  The loon’s migrate from the New England area to the southeastern North Carolina.  I observed 15 pairs of Common Loon … Continue reading

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18 Nov Posted by in Blog, shorebird | Comments Off on Shorebird Profile: Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Shorebird Profile: Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Shorebird Profile: Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Hey Birders!  This may be a longer post, but I wanted to share some of Capt. Joe’s research writing about the Black Skimmer.  Below is a paper Joe wrote last week for his class at UNCW. Enjoy and see you … Continue reading

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08 Nov Posted by in Blog, shorebird | Comments Off on Black Skimmers of NC

Black Skimmers of NC

Black Skimmers of NC

NC Birders, Today marked the first sighting of Common Loon, Northern Harrier, and the full colony of Black Skimmers inshore on Wrightsville Beach, NC. 2011 Breeding Black Skimmer summer colony consisted of approximate 150 individuals and 75 nests.  The picture posted will … Continue reading

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