Friends of fowls.
The Outer Banks is a haven for nearly 400 species of birds and a sort of heaven for those who enjoy observing them. Bird watching is enjoyable throughout the year, but it is especially good during the fall and winter. An exceptional birding area is the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located on the north end of Hatteras Island. It's a wintering ground for thousands of snow geese, Canada geese, tundra swans and 25 species of duck. Several shorebird nesting areas and wading bird rookeries are located on the refuge. Endangered and threatened species include: peregrine falcons and piping plovers.