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Cape Hatteras seashore resource report

On Friday morning, May 14, the first turtle nest of the 2021 season was found on Ocracoke Island. It is a loggerhead nest, reports the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Shorebirds have also been active. As of May 13, 2021:

– American oystercatchers have 24 active nests with one on Bodie Island, three at Cape Point, eight on each of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. Four chicks have hatched.

– Colonial waterbirds have 66 nests on Hatteras Island and one on Ocracoke

– Piping plovers have two active nests at Cape Point.

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Loggerhead sea turtle eggs found Friday morning, May 14 on Ocracoke Island. Courtesy CHNS

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