Field Summary

Resource Management Field Summary

Last Updated: October 14, 2021 at 6:14 p.m.

The Resource Management Field Summary is updated every Thursday from the start of the shorebird nesting season through the end of sea turtle nesting season.

2021 Season Information

Shorebirds

Location Nests (to date) Active Nests # of Chicks Fledglings
American Oystercatcher 34 0 0 17
Bodie Island 1 0 0 1
Cape Point 3 0 0 4
Hatteras Island 16 0 0 3
Ocracoke Island 14 0 0 9
Colonial Waterbirds 1027 0 0 279
Bodie Island 0 0 0 0
Cape Point 71 0 0 31
Hatteras Island 431 0 0 93
Ocracoke Island 525 0 0 155
Piping Plover 3 0 0 2
Bodie Island 0 0 0 0
Cape Point 2 0 0 2
South Beach 0 0 0 0
North Ocracoke 0 0 0 0
South Ocracoke 1 0 0 0
Wilson's Plover 1 0 0 2
Bodie Island 0 0 0 0
Cape Point 0 0 0 0
Hatteras Island 1 0 0 2
North Ocracoke 0 0 0 0
South Ocracoke 0 0 0 0
Sea Turtles
Location Nests False Crawls Hatched Nests
Bodie Island 4 4 3
Hatteras Island 213 179 195
Ocracoke Island 98 80 96
Totals: 315 263 294

All numbers are estimates and the data will be reviewed before they are finalized
 

Photos


American oystercatcher adults and three chicks at Cape Point
American oystercatcher adults and three chicks at Cape Point. Photo taken May 17, 2021.

2-egg American oystercatcher nest - Ocracoke's first nest of the season
2-egg American oystercatcher nest - Ocracoke's first nest of the 2021 season was found Monday, April 12.

Last updated: October 14, 2021

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