Sound in North Carolina
What is Croatan Sound?
Are Estuaries Important?
Wildlife in Croatan Sound
The Croatan Sound is a popular temporary stop for a number of migrating waterfowl, as it is located right along the "Atlantic Flyway," the makeshift route that birds take from the south to the north every year and vice versa. Observant travelers across the bridge will spot cormorants, pelicans, ibises, and even egrets and herons resting along the sounds' borders or simply floating along the open waters.
The areas surrounding the Croatan Sound are also relatively undeveloped, and have historically served as phenomenal hunting grounds for ducks, geese, and other fowl that flock, literally, to the Outer Banks.