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.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

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

–¬†Piping plovers have two active nests at Cape Point.

HATTERAS

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

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.