A Snowy Owl awaits a snowy weekend

By on January 21, 2022

Snowy Owl at Avalon Pier on January 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Beth Fleishaker/SeaCatchers)
Snowy Owl at Avalon Pier on January 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Beth Fleishaker/SeaCatchers)
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These beautiful photos were taken by Beth Fleishaker on Jan. 19, along with information in her SeaCatchers Facebook post:

Today I found a beautiful immature female Snowy Owl sitting at the end of an empty Avalon Pier. She was enjoying her quiet rest in the warming sun before her next flight. It is very exciting to see them here on the Outer Banks because they are native to the Artic regions, they migrate in the winter to southern Canada, New York and New England.




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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  • Victor Haynes

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!

    Saturday, Jan 22 @ 7:03 am