On November 9-14, 2010 visitors are invited to participate in the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival on the Outer Banks. The annual six day event is hosted to celebrate natural wonders of the Eastern North Carolina and discover the beauties of the region’s environment.
For a modest cost participants can select from a variety of experience such as:
•Venturing into areas with combined bird lists of nearly 400 species.
•Learning from experts how to shoot photographs that capture the unique beauty of the region.
•Traveling to historic landmarks like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.
•Visiting North Pond on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Hatteras Island, the hottest spot for fall birding in North Carolina – or even visit South Pond which is usually closed to visitors.
•Climbing the historic Currituck Beach Lighthouse and touring the Keepers House which is usually closed to the public.
•Taking a ferry to the pirate Blackbeard’s hang-out on Ocracoke Island to enjoy the quaint fishing village and check out the birds.
•Paddling the backwaters of the area or four-wheeling the area north of Corolla.
•Visiting the ancient maritime forest of Kitty Hawk Woods for a look at this rare ecosystem.
•Venturing into Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge at night in search of bear and other wildlife.
•Absorbing the waterways’ natural beauty during a sunrise or sunset kayak tour.
•Wading in search of Clapper Rails, marsh sparrows and wrens at Oregon Inlet.
•Visiting an art gallery to see how artists interpret the environment and wildlife.
•Exploring a Ghost Town on Portsmouth Island.
•Experiencing a Red Wolf Howling where the nearly extinct animal is now fighting its way back.
This is a great and unique experience for people of all ages and everyone is encouraged to explore this amazing area and tell stories about the experience for years to come!
For more information visit www.wingsoverwater.com or call 252-216-WING(9464).
The quiet off season is an ideal time to spot wildlife on Hatteras Island, like the local deer who frequent the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of Surf or Sound Realty.