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2013-09-30 23:41:49

Naturalist Journeys announces a winter birding eco-tour to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, led by ornithologist and wildlife artist Doug Pratt, in which participants have a chance to see most of the winter birds of the eastern US. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Naturalist Journeys announces a new birding eco-tour to North Carolina, where water and sand frame a winter birding trip to the seasonally wild and lonely reaches of the Outer Banks. Large concentrations of...

2008-08-28 09:00:47

The Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet reopened on Wednesday to off- road vehicles, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. The area, one of the most popular ORV fishing spots in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has been closed to beach drivers and pedestrians for much of the summer to protect nesting shorebirds as required in a legal agreement. The ocean shoreline is open from Ramp 4 south for 2.1 miles to Oregon Inlet and from Ramp 4 north for 2.1 miles, according to...

2008-07-25 09:01:18

ONGOING Bird Walks. Take a stroll along the North Pond Wildlife Trail and look for approximately 225 species of birds that live or pass through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Pea Island Visitor Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. 2 1/2 miles south of Oregon Inlet. Free. 987-2394. Exhibit. "The Outer Banks Now and Then: Where We Are, Where We've Been" presents images and artifacts of the past and present, showing change along the coastal region....

2008-06-26 09:02:36

The Virginian-Pilot Three areas closed off to protect shorebirds near Oregon Inlet have been expanded after someone in an off-road vehicle ran down fencing and carved "doughnuts" in the sand over the weekend. The damage was found Sunday in protected areas south of Ramp 4 on Bodie Island Spit, a National Park Service statement said. A sign was destroyed and an investigating ranger found "obvious evidence of tire spin-out tracks in the sand, including zigzagging across the beach,...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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