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The first in a two-part series, this article addresses the effects of the annual flooding of the Roanoke River on wild turkey populations. The authors are critical of the flooding, and suggest that the river's flood pattern be checked.
The American Woodcock, also known as the Timberdoodle, is a bird that migrates to coastal North Carolina over the winter. Researchers from North Carolina State University are banding woodcocks to determine where they go when they leave in the spring. They also hope to learn more about the bird’s feeding patterns.
The largest population of red-cockaded woodpeckers in North Carolina is located in the Sandhills. This study observed the bird’s foraging habits in the Sandhills Game Land for one year. Most foraging took place on living pines as has been reported elsewhere.
Raccoons were studied in the North Carolina piedmont from 1975 to 1976 to determine if seasonal changes in body weight occur in a mid-latitude region. Weight changes in raccoons occurred later in North Carolina than in northern states and were less extreme. Differences in weight may reflect different foraging behaviors used in various climates and habitats.