Currituck County is known for a wide variety of waterfowl including both puddle and diving ducks. Green winged teal, mallards, woodies, black duck, ruddies, widgeon, bluebills, redheads, canvasback and many others are seen at different times throughout the season. Swan are common in the area and are a beautiful sight flying over the marshes.

Piney Island is also home to deer, bear, turkey and many other species of wild game.