Nest 51?? A surprise nest in Kill Devil Hills

KDH Ocean Rescue called with a report of two hatchlings coming out of Nest #29.  This was a shocker for the team as Nest #29 has only been incubating for 42 days which is nearly physically impossible to produce full term hatchlings (the temperatures required to...

Nest #50 found in Kitty Hawk

We wondered if it would happen and this morning our Kitty Hawk ATV rider called and said, “I’ve got it!  Number 50.”  The nesting response team arrived promptly and got to work. That part of the beach is notorious for getting washed out during storms...

Nest 13 Excavated with great success!

Nest Mom for Nest 13 was leaving town for the week so the team decided to excavate at 10PM on Sunday.  The moon was rising, the light was great, and the heat dropped to 89F so really, it was ideal. It took a while to get to the egg chamber but when they did, they...

Nest Emergence Update – Nests 1-12 are done!

We knew this summer when the nests were piling up on top of each other (not literally, just continually) that we would have a busy end of summer and fall. We’re finally resurfacing for air after “round 1” of our series of nests. With eight...

Nests #46, 47, & 48

Nest Sitting has been keeping us busy busy the last few weeks that we haven’t had time to update on the last three nests over the last week.  Nests 46, 47, and 48 came in in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Duck respectively.  All nests were loggerheads. We look to...