Birding North Carolina  by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns

Birding North Carolina Guide Book

by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)
Birding North Carolina  by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns
North Carolina has one of the richest arrays of birdlife in North America-460 species, including two of the rarest species in the Southeast: the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and the Wood Stork. Birding North Carolina guides you to forty-four of the best birding locations across the state. Organized by region, this useful and comprehensive guide includes everything you need for a rewarding bird-watching experience. Look inside to find: Accurate bird-finding information for the entire state-from the Mountains to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain; Where to find migrating raptors, a huge assortment of shorebirds and nesting waterbirds, plus many Southern specialties such as Swainson's Warbler, the reclusive Black Rail, and the fire-dependent Bachman's Sparrow; Descriptions of each site, with information about key species; Where and when to go, how to get there, and what you'll see; and details on the seasonal distributions of 122 North Carolina bird specialties.

© 2005 Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Birding North Carolina" Guide Book
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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is 152,000 acres managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge consists primarily of wet swamp forest and pocosin with smaller areas of sligh ...
Manteo, NC - Birding
The Amphibolite Mountains of northwestern North Carolina form a large chain containing some ten peaks stretching from Rich Mountain near Boone in the south to Mount Jefferson and Phoenix Mountain in t ...
Boone, NC - Birding
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Big Ivy refers to a kidney-shaped region in the Craggy Gardens that forms the headwaters of the Ivy River. This is a dense, cove-hardwood forest with a well developed herbaceous layer, myriad wildflow ...
Asheville, NC - Birding
This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway generally runs along the southeastern slopes of the Great Craggy Mountains a few hundred feet below the ridgeline. The elevation of this section of the parkway v ...
Asheville, NC - Birding - Trail Length:
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This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway runs very close to the escarpment with the terrain steep and the south- and east-facing coves providing some excellent birding opportunities. The more disturbed ...
Purlear, NC - Birding - Trail Length:
More than 300 species of birds have been documented at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Hurricane Isabel dramatically changed the topography and plant cover in 2003, removing the artificially construc ...
Hatteras, NC - Birding
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McDowell Nature Preserve, encompassing over 1,100 acres, contains relatively large expanses of various second-growth forest habitats in a variety of successional stages. The preserve contains moderate ...
Charlotte, NC - Birding
These 160,000 acres are administered by the U.S. Forest Service. In addition to extensive birding opportunities, visitors can enjoy a diversity of wildlife and plant life. Habitats: Pine forest, mixed ...
New Bern, NC - Birding
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This section of the Pisgah National Forest provides outstanding spring birding in areas easily accessible by car as well as several excellent trails. Elevation ranges from 2,000 to over 4,000 feet and ...
Brevard, NC - Birding
This area offers superb high-elevation birding, with excellent opportunities for some of the more sought-after species in North Carolina, including Peregrine Falcon, Alder Flycatcher, and Northern Saw ...
Waynesville, NC - Birding
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Duke Forest is owned by Duke University and comprises nearly 8,000 acres of recovered farmlands and patches of forest purchased during and since the mid-1920s. The forest is sectioned into six divisio ...
Durham, NC - Birding
The Eno River winds its way through Durham County, along a corridor of parklands forming a lush green barrier on the north side of the main populated areas of the city of Durham. Historic mills in var ...
Durham, NC - Birding
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Falls Lake Recreation Area was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control damaging floods and to supply a source of water for surrounding communities. The area consists of a 12,000-acre ...
Raleigh, NC - Birding
Several birding hot spots near the recreation area provide a variety of diverse habitats and birds. Carolina Beach State Park is best during the fall when large mixed flocks of migrant land birds can ...
Wilmington, NC - Birding
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The Green Swamp Preserve is of national significance in botanical circles. It lies within the highly restricted native range of the Venus flytrap and hosts the highest diversity of carnivorous plant g ...
Bolton, NC - Birding
The City of Greensboro maintains three municipal reservoirs: Lake Townsend, Lake Brandt, and Lake Higgins. Together the reservoirs comprise a total area of over 2,600 acres. Lake Townsend, the largest ...
Greensboro, NC - Birding
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River Park North is 324 acres of varied habitats. These include 250 acres of bottomland forest, over 20 acres of open grassland, and 45 acres of small lakes. The park is managed by the Greenville Recr ...
Greenville, NC - Birding
The close proximity of the warm Gulf Stream current, the cooler Labrador Current, and the edge of the continental shelf make the waters offshore of Cape Hatteras some of the best for seabirds in the w ...
Hatteras, NC - Birding
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Heintooga Spur Road, which includes spruce fir forests, provides a good mix of species found at higher elevations (3,800 to 5,400 feet) in North Carolina. Roadside stops and a bit of walking should re ...
Cherokee, NC - Birding
Hemlock Bluffs is a state nature preserve that is managed by the Town of Cary through a lease arrangement with the state of North Carolina. The bluffs, which harbor a disjunct population of Eastern he ...
Cary, NC - Birding
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