Region: North Carolina,
Site: Cape Hatteras
Total biogeographic population: 42,000
Count Method: Total estimate
% biogeographic pop. at site: 11.19
Season (primarily): Spring and Fall
Site recognition: IBA
Known threats: Pollution and contamination is a threat at the site, namely the potential for major oil spill(s) or other contamination from nearby Charleston Harbor.
Sources: 1Important Bird Areas of North Carolina. 2004. Audubon North Carolina. Compiled by Walker Golder. Data from 1999.