To conclude the night tomorrow, we will auction three amazing prizes: 1. Travel to the Gulf Stream to release a BHI Sea Turtle! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! The BHI Conservancy, in partnership with the Lohman Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill, will be releasing juvenile sea turtles that were collected summer 2015 for the purpose of studying navigation in young turtles. After a year of living in Raleigh,...


A species of special concern in North Carolina, the Least Tern has chosen Bald Head Island (BHI) as its summer nesting grounds. Located near the terminal groin, a colony of these small, yellow-billed terns have laid approximately 100 nests in the open sand beaches – a number that is expected to grow daily. As the smallest member of the gull and tern family, the Least Tern nests in groups on open beaches camouflaging...


Summer is almost here! As you pack your bags remember to bring sunscreen, flip-flops, a hat and most importantly- a sense of curiosity! Even if you’ve visited the island for decades, there’s always something new to learn from our naturalist staff. Experience the island through fresh and excited eyes and join us on an education program this summer! The buntings are here! The painted buntings (Passerina...