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Great Backyard Bird Count

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Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429



  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Closed Christmas Day


There is currently no ferry service to Bear Island due to COVID-19. Please check back here for updates.




Great Backyard Bird Count

Join a ranger in this nationwide citizen-science project to count the birds in our backyard for the GBBC.  Hammocks Beach is a great location to see several bird species- from the ones that hide in the woods to those that swim our waters.  We have a limited supply of binoculars and field guides to use; however you can bring your own if you have them!

Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Visitor Center