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Birding in North Carolina - updated August 2012

United States of America -- North Carolina
Discover the top birding locations in North Carolina. Find out more about North Carolina Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations in North Carolina. Print out a checklist of North Carolina birds. Find the Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers for North Carolina. Order books to help you become a better birder in North Carolina. Discover links to North Carolina Birding web sites. Print out special maps of North Carolina before you begin your trip.

 

Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina

Field Guide to Birds: The Carolinas

North Carolina Birding Trail

Birds of North Carolina
DVD

Birder's Guide to
Coastal North Carolina

Field Guide to Birds:
The Carolinas

North Carolina
Birding trail

State Bird: Northern Cardinal

State Checklists:
Carolina Bird Club
NPWRC Bird Checklists - North Carolina

Species Seen in North Carolina: 473

State Ornithological Society:
Carolina Bird Club

Rare Bird Alerts:
(704) 332-2473   Statewide
Transcripts

Electronic Mailing Lists:
Carolinabirds: Discussion of birds in North and South Carolina.
Subscription:
mailto:majordomo@acpub.duke.edu
Message: subscribe carolinabirds

Maps:
Map of Important NC Bird Areas
North Carolina Maps

Retail Birding Stores

 

Birding Links for North Carolina:
Pelagic Birding Trips
North Carolina Birding Trail
Birding North Carolina
Carolina Raptor Center
Birding the Outer Banks
North Carolina State Parks
Charlotte Birding Spots
Winston-Salem Birding Spots
North Carolina Hot Spots

US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuges - North Carolina

North Carolina Organizations:
Audubon Chapters in North Carolina
North Carolina Bluebird Society
The Nature Conservancy - North Carolina

Pete Thayer's Favorite Hot Spots:
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
35.45 N   76.20 W
Tundra Swan show up each winter by the thousands. Over twenty species of ducks can be found in the winter as well. This is a very good spot in spring and fall migration for shorebirds.

Outer Banks
35.31 N   75.29 W
This is one of the best spots on the East coast for pelagic
(open ocean) trips, especially in May. Go out 20-40 miles to see Cory's and Greater Shearwater; Black-capped Petrel; and Wilson's, Leach's and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel. Back on land visit the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
35.73 N   75.51 W
The "dune peas" attract birds of all types. Shorebirds nest in summer and waterfowl are here as well. Search the estuary and tidal creeks. Piping Plovers nest here. You may even spot a Parasitic Jaeger offshore.

 

 

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