The Outer Banks is often referred to as a birder’s paradise. Maritime forest areas, such as Nags Head Woods, Kitty Hawk Woods and Buxton Woods, have great birding options, as do Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Run Hill State Park. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge are excellent spots for birding.
Wings Over Water is an annual fall festival that is devoted to the natural side of the Outer Banks. It’s a fun and educational event, with nature-oriented field trips, birding tours, seminars and kayak excursions. You can call (252) 216-WING for more information.