Local Wildlife

The Loons of the Outer Banks During the late spring, summer and fall seasons, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to several species of Loons. The Common Loon (Gavia immer) and the Red-Throated Loon (Gavia Stellata) are the two most common types of Loons who visit our area becasue of the high-quality environment that provides them with excellent feeding. Loons are migratory water-fowl and as such, they are protected by federal law under the migratory bird treaty act-harrassing these birds, disturbing their nesting grounds or hunting these birds can carry a fine of one-thousand ($1000.00) dollars and 90 days in jail. Loons are considered among the most primitive birds on earth an

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Shelter Information



PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1031 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:  252-475-5620


Adoption Hours


Monday thru Friday  11am to 5pm

Saturdays 11am to 2pm

*March - September we are open until 7pm on Wednesdays


Office hours start at 8:30 am Monday thru Friday

*Owner Surrenders are by appointment only

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