The Bald Head Island Conservancy offers an exciting night-time tour and exploration program that allows visitors to witness the nocturnal wildlife of the island. This program is designed for individuals who are curious about the island’s creatures and want to learn more about the techniques used to locate them.
During the tour, participants will be led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who will provide an in-depth understanding of the island’s ecosystems and wildlife. The guides will take the group on a journey through the island’s various habitats, including forests, marshes, and wetlands, to locate and observe the diverse creatures that come out at night.
One of the highlights of the tour is the opportunity to see some of the island’s most fascinating creatures, including deer, alligators, and frogs. The guides will use a variety of techniques, including radio telemetry and spotlight surveys, to locate and observe these creatures in their natural habitats.
Radio telemetry is a method used by biologists to track and monitor wildlife. The Conservancy uses radio collars and antennas to track the movements and behaviors of various animals, including deer and alligators. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to observe this technique in action and learn how it is used to study and protect the island’s wildlife.
Spotlight surveys are another method used by biologists to locate and observe wildlife at night. Guides will use spotlights to scan the surrounding area and locate animals, including frogs and other nocturnal creatures.
This program is suitable for individuals of all ages, and no prior experience or knowledge of wildlife is necessary. The guides will provide all the necessary equipment, including flashlights and binoculars, to ensure that participants have a safe and enjoyable experience. The tour typically lasts between 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the group and the location of the wildlife.
Meet at the Conservancy. Personal golf cart transportation is required.