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Active Nest Status

NEST’s federal law Endangered species permit does not allow us to publish the location of nests. This is not only for the protection of the nest site but also to help manage good relationships with our neighbors. Often our nests are not near public access points and if the location is posted, we risk having people parking and blocking traffic flow in the community causing frustration with our activities. So while we can’t post the nest locations, we do encourage visitors to walk the beach around sunset when volunteers typically set up at soon-to-emerge nests. If they come across a nest being monitored, we love to have visitors sit down and join us! Each nest is identified by number so once you visit a nest note the nest number and you can check on its status in the chart below.

Image Nest # Town Date Eggs Laid Actual Emergence Live Hatchlings Total Eggs

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01 Nags Head 05/28/2022 7/30/22 98 113

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02 Duck 05/30/2022 7/31/2022 63 105

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03 Nags Head 06/07/2022 8/9/2022 101 107

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04 Swan Beach 06/08/2022 8/18/2022 108 135

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05 Southern Shores 06/11/2022 8/5/2022 82 125

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06 Southern Shores 06/12/2022 8/7/2022 98 105

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07 Corolla 06/12/2022 8/13/22 82 87

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08 Southern Shores 06/15/2022 8/15/22 76 92

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09 Corolla 06/16/2022 8/15/2022 93 98

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10 Corolla 06/17/2022 8/23/2022 22 102

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11 Carova 06/17/2022 8/20/22 120 128

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12 Southern Shores 06/19/2022 8/8/22 108 128

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13 Swan 06/24/2022 8/22/22 99 106

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14 Corolla 06/26/2022 9/1/2022 64 75

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15 Corolla 06/26/2022 8/27/2022 100 106

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16 Carova 06/27/2022 None 0 133

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17 Carova 06/29/2022 9/1/2022 44 92

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18 Corolla 06/29/2022 8/31/2022 80 90

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19 Nags Head 07/01/2022 8/27/2022 90 100

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20 Carova 07/01/2022 8/30/2022 112 118

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21 Corolla 07/02/2022 no emergence 0 120

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22 Nags Head 07/04/2022 8/22/22 103 115

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23 Nags Head 07/05/2022 8/26/2022 110 113

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24 Carova 07/06/2022 none 0 96

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25 Duck 07/06/2022 8/27/22 100 106

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26 Nags Head 07/07/2022 8/24/2022 59 105

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27 Kitty Hawk 07/08/2022 8/27/2022 90 100

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28 Kitty Hawk 07/09/2022 8/31/2022 110 119

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29 Carova 07/16/2022 no emergence 0 111

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30 Kill Devil Hills 07/16/2022 9/7/2022 37 94

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31 Swan 07/18/2022 none 0 107

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32 Swan 07/18/2022 none 0 124

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33 Corolla 07/21/2022 unknown 1 137

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34 Carova 07/21/2022 none 2 114

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35 Duck 07/24/2022 9/19/2022 59 97

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36 Carova 07/30/2022 10/1/2022 106 114

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37 Duck 08/01/2022 10-4-2022 107 114

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38 Nags Head 08/06/2022 10/7/2022 71 140

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39 Duck 08/08/2022 lost to Ian none unknown

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40 Southern Shores 08/11/2022 lost to Ian 2 none unknown

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41 Southern Shores 08/16/2022 Lost to Ian 1 none unknown

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42 Kitty Hawk 08/25/2022

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43 Kill Devil Hills 08/25/2022

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44 Duck 08/28/2022

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45 Swan 06/27/2022 08/28/2022 127 133

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46 Duck unknown 57 63