Wings Over Water

The annual Wings Over Water festival is held each October to celebrate the wildlife and environment of coastal North Carolina. This wildlife festival includes over 90 trips & programs involving birding, paddling, photography, art, and natural history, and helps raise funds for local National Wildlife Refuges. Activities take place in six northeastern North Carolina counties and six national wildlife refuges. What keeps Wings Over Water going year-after-year, with a high registrant return rate? Great, knowledgeable activity leaders; a small ratio of participants-to-leader (so you don’t get lost in the crowd); and, of course, wonderful wildlife opportunities. Wings Over Water leaders and speakers come from a wide range of professions & fields such as professors, top birders, well-respected botanists and biologist, authors and award-winning photographers and artists. 

We also have a Wings Over Water session in December just for birding called Wings Over Water (WOW) Encore (dates vary year to year).

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Various locations throughout eastern North Carolina--see website


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