BEAUFORT, NC — Thousands of snow geese and tundra swan are common sights while wintering in eastern North Carolina, and the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will offer an overnight excursion on Jan. 16-17 to provide a close-up look. Visitors will travel to Lake Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and other great bird-watching spots in between.
Museum staff will partner with the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center to serve as field guides and travel hosts. Pointy pintails, bashful buffelheads, mergansers, and other feathered friends can be observed. The fun-filled action packed birding trip includes an overnight stay in Nags Head. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration is $60 and does not include hotel and meals. For more information and to register call (252) 728-7317.
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort is located at 315 Front Street. The three North Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport.
ll three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. To learn more, visit the department online.