Birds at the Sanctuary

An ever changing spectacle of wildlife - Pine Island hosts over 175 bird species and is home to 1/4 of the climate threatened species in North America, .

Tundra Swan in Flight Photo: Walker Golder

Waterfowl Migration
Birds

Waterfowl Migration

The Sanctuary in Corolla is not only a popular destination for visitors of the Outer Banks, it is also a stopover spot for many migrating waterfowl during cooler months.

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Priority Birds
Birds

Priority Birds

The Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary provides a safe refuge for a wide range of birds including many on Audubon’s priority species list.

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A Critical Sanctuary Along the Atlantic Flyway
Birds

A Critical Sanctuary

Spring arrives every year in North America on the wings of millions of migratory birds returning from their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America to their northern nesting grounds in the United States

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Birding at the Outer Banks
Natural History

Birding at the Outer Banks

A key stop along the Atlantic Flyway bird migration route, the Outer Banks are brimming with opportunities to spot birds coming to and through the northeast corner of North Carolina. 

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Bird List
Natural History

Bird List

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