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Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education


The grounds surrounding the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education provide visitors with quality birding opportunities. A 0.25 mile boardwalk leads through maritime forest and marsh habitats and extends into Currituck Sound. Heritage Park also provides birding opportunities with its open habitat, canal, pond, shoreline and live oaks. In the colder months, waterfowl abound in the sound. In the warmer months, look for wading birds, terns, and nesting songbirds. Typically, there are multiple Osprey nests in the vicinity each summer. Migrating and wintering warblers can easily be spotted from fall through spring. Stop in the Center to learn about the natural and cultural history of Currituck Sound and the Outer Banks.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Least Tern, Black Skimmer, wading birds, wintering waterfowl


maritime forest and shrub, salt marsh

Access and Parking

Ample parking is available in the Education Center lot. Open daily, 10am to 6pm, April - October; 9am to 5pm, November - March.


Take NC 12 north from Duck to Corolla. The Education Center is located on the sound side of the road in Currituck Heritage Park, between the Whalehead Club and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

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Bird List

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