Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131
October 18, 2006
Birders of a feather -- well, you know!
Birding enthusiasts -- both expert and novice -- will have more opportunities than they can possibly take advantage of during the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina, Nov. 7-12.
The long list of different birding trips offer a wide
assortment of viewing possibilities including shorebirds, songbirds,
waterfowl and even Red Cockaded Woodpeckers. Some of the sightings reported during recent Wings Over Water
Wildlife Festivals include Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Fork-Tailed Flycatcher and the Magnificent Frigatebird.
Birding trips are planned for locations throughout the northeast part of the state including but not limited to Mackay
Island National Wildlife Refuge in Currituck, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ocracoke Island and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, both in Hyde County, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on mainland Dare County, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Pettigrew State Park, Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge which spans
Tyrrell, Hyde and Washington counties, and several other locations.
But Wings Over Water isn't just about birds. History is
explored, kayaks and canoes are paddled, black bear and red wolf
habitats are visited, and there even is a ghost tour.
There is something for almost everyone during this fall
festival and registration is now underway. To learn more visit
www.wingsoverwater.org where some of the programs are listed; for a full listing, download the program guide. Or call the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce at 252-441-8144 to order a program book complete with map and registration forms.
Festival partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, Carolina Bird Club, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and the Outer Banks Sentinel, as well as a number of local businesses.
Don't fall into the Fall doldrums, come join us for a walk on