The Outer Banks is a haven for wildlife, with miles of pristine beaches and sprawling dunes. Birds are especially prevalent, and the area is home to more than 120 species of songbirds, as well as waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds.
The beaches are also popular nesting sites for loggerhead turtles, and visitors may spot these gentle giants laying their eggs in the sand. In the waters off the coast, dolphins and whales can often be seen playing or feeding. And on land, visitors may encounter deer, raccoons, opossums, and other small mammals.
With so much wildlife to see, the Outer Banks is a nature lover's paradise.