Each Spring thousands of White Ibis make their way to Battery Island, just off the riverfront shores of Southport, to mate, nest and raise their young. It is a special time for those of us who are fortunate to make their home in Southeastern North Carolina. Ibis Fest was created to show the rest of the world why the area is a birder and nature lover's paradise.
The activities are extensive and will be held all over SE North Carolina from Sunset Beach to Carolina Beach State Park and almost everywhere in between.
For the entire list of events/activities and for schedules and sign ups, visit the official 2009 Ibis Fest website.
Photo: This past November, a flock of Ibises forge on a vacant lot in Carolina Beach.