• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Reopens Bodie Island Spit

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Date: June 27, 2006
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

Effective today, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has lifted the nighttime closure on Bodie Island Spit located 1 mile south of Ramp 4. The area had been closed since last Friday night for resource protection of an American Oystercatcher and newly hatched chick. The adult American Oystercatcher and chick are feeding within the pre-nesting closure area near the pond.

“We would like to thank the visiting public for their cooperation and compliance of this temporary closure. We are also happy to be able to lift these closures whenever possible. While it is our responsibility to protect these birds, we also wish to provide our visitors with positive experiences on the Seashore,” stated Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray.

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Various tern species resting along beach wetlands

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a Globally Important Bird Area, is a critical natural landform along the Atlantic Flyway - serving as a major resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds. More...