Cape Hatteras seashore resource report
Published 5:25 am Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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.
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– 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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