Stories by Jeff Lewis

February’s wind and cold temps draw some great birds

February may be cold and windy, but that's just what many bird species love. From offshore to the beach, and inland to our sounds, lakes, and woodlands, different and sometimes rare species visit the Outer Banks.

Feb 5


Outer Banks birding: Owls are awesome, misunderstood

Their eerie calls raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Their flight is dead silent and the strikes on their prey are swift and lethal. Mysterious for sure, and considered evil by many - the stuff that legends are made of.

Jan 10


December means new birds and Christmas birds counts

December brings more species to our area, especially in impoundments, sounds and the ocean. It's also a time for citizen-science projects such as the annual Christmas Bird Counts.

Dec 5