Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
You're Healthy, but How is Your Island?
When islands are unhealthy, they don't run a fever. They stop being able to support life. The plant and animal species that depend on that island to survive have to find another place to live or they will die. This video explains how the number of American Oystercatchers nesting on an island can indicate if the island is healthy or not.
The Eastern Brown Pelican
While some birds prefer to build there nests away from other birds, others--like the Eastern Brown Pelican--will nest in colonies, large groups with nests only a few feet apart. Discover the nesting habits of this colonial shorebird as you journey to an island near the park which supports a pelican colony.
Royal Terns and Sandwich Terns
Uncover the nesting habits of these two species of tern as well as the method used to track tern populations on one of the uninhabited islands near the park.
Life of a Loggerhead: Sea Turtles of Cape Lookout
Learn about the life cycle of loggerhead sea turtles, why they are threatened with extinction, and what we can do to help save these amazing reptiles.
Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks
In the southern portion of Cape Lookout National Seashore, there lies an island which is home to one of the few remaining wild horse herds in the eastern United States. Discover their history and learn more about the lives of the Shackleford horses.
Did You Know?
Many animals will use the beach and vegetation to hide in plain sight. Their fur, feathers, or scales help them blend in with their environment to provide protection against predators. Cape Lookout Natioanl Seashore