Cape Chronicle Newsletter - June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 Posted by: Mike Barber
Abridged edition of the Cape Chronicle e-newsletter. To subscribe to the full e-newsletter, email e-mail us.

Photos of the Week

Color photo of a white-winged tern flying.
A white-winged tern was recently spotted near Ramp 44 in Buxton. The only other sighting of this species of bird in North Carolina happened in August 1994 near the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Color photo of a white-winged tern flying.
The white-winged tern is a Eurasian species, so it is rare to see on the east coast of the U.S.

Seashore Updates
  • A swimmer went missing in the Pamlico Sound yesterday afternoon (News Release). A multi-agency search continues this morning.
  • The Seashore is pleased to announce the opportunity for interested parties to submit proposals to lease Avon Fishing Pier. The Request for Proposals, open June 8 – August 7, 2020, is available at
  • On June 8th, the ten national seashores within the National Park Service celebrated World Oceans Day by working together to create a special video. You can watch the compilation video on the NPS website.
  • In-person off-road vehicle (ORV) permit sales offices are currently closed. Permits are available 24/7 at
    • As of this morning, there are over 23 miles of oceanside beach routes available for ORV travel, and another 31 miles open for non-motorized use. For current beach access information, go to:
    • 45 sea turtles have nested on seashore beaches this season, so far. All shorebird and sea turtle nesting activities are listed at
  • The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) has notified the Seashore that it is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification of the person responsible for the May 25th sea turtle death. Read our news release for more information on the vehicle-related incident. Another $2,500 reward is being offered by the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance.
Infographic showing how to recreate responsibly.

Last updated: June 11, 2020

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