Learn more about the Beach Bird Stewards program and how they are protecting coastal birds.
Located north of Wilmington, between Figure Eight Island and Topsail Island, Lea-Hutaff Island is a 5,641-acre undeveloped barrier island and marsh system that has remained undisturbed by development.
A day at the beach is a vacation for most people. Residents and tourists alike travel to North Carolina beaches throughout the year to swim, fish or just stroll down the strand.
Today, Audubon protects 21 sanctuaries that are essential nesting sites for more than 50,000 birds.
This fine bird is most striking in appearance and exceedingly conspicuous.