Heading to the Conservancy for an education program or to explore the new Barrier Island Study Center? Be sure to swing by Mike's Bites for everything from ice cream to sandwiches! Open daily 9am-5pm, in the old Cape Fear Light generator building!


Our sea turtle season has officially begun! We've had our first false crawl on South Beach! A false crawl is when a female turtle attempts to lay a clutch of eggs, but does not actually drop her eggs. Similar to "false labor," false crawls and actual nests occur at a 1:1 ratio. Stay tuned for more turtle updates, and be sure to register for our Turtle Walk program today!


Of the 469 bird species that have been documented in North Carolina, we’ve seen 235 on Bald Head Island (as of yesterday!!). Yesterday, a swallowtailed kite (Elanoides forficatus) was spotted soaring above our Middle Island Ibis Sanctuary! This species is very uncommon in our region. The long forked tail, on this stunning black and white raptor, is its most notable characteristic. They are appropriately named- they rarely...