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.
License renewal packets mailed to fishermen last month contained a typographical error in the telephone number for the Manteo office... read more