Diamondback Terrapin Diamondback terrapins are a species of special concern that live in creeks and estuaries along the south/east coast of the U.S. including Bald Head Island. Terrapins are often attracted to the bait in crabpots and end up getting caught as by-catch. Since terrapins need air to breathe, most don’t survive and drown if they get stuck in a crabpot. Terrapin Excluder Devices (TEDs) are rectangular...


Brown Pelicans ( Pelecanus occidentalis) are one of the most common birds you will see on Bald Head Island, whether they are hanging out on dock posts or gliding gracefully on the ocean surface. Brown Pelicans have an extraordinary way of getting food. These birds dive for their food and during their dives, they tuck and rotate their bodies to make themselves into torpedoes creating huge splashes. Make sure to check...


Bald Head Island is home to a variety of wildlife from the reptiles in our freshwater ponds to a myriad of birds in our skies. As a conservation-minded community, our vision is to live in harmony with nature, and as such we strive to help all wildlife in need. In 2020 alone, the Conservancy assisted 79 individual animals throughout Bald Head Island and a total of 35 different species. We received the most wildlife calls...