Best Birding in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular birding in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina birding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

The park has 22 miles of hiking-only trails and 13 miles of “MUTs”—not dogs, but “multiuse ...
The fully accessible paved trail is mostly flat as it follows and crosses the South Fork ...
These trails near High Point Lake are good, close-to-home places to enjoy nature. Sections ...
The Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department boasts a diverse system of trails, ...
The Green Swamp Preserve is of national significance in botanical circles. It lies within ...
Greensboro’s Lake Brandt watershed is unique in a state where many reservoirs are subdivision ...
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is 152,000 acres managed by the U.S. Fish ...
This area offers superb high-elevation birding, with excellent opportunities for some ...
Riverbend Park is a 400-acre park owned and operated by Catawba County. It includes a ...
Located midway on the Atlantic Flyway, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of the ...
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are among the top island destinations in the East. Cape Hatteras ...
The Amphibolite Mountains of northwestern North Carolina form a large chain containing ...
Moses Cone Memorial Park was formed from the estate of textile magnate Moses Cone and ...
Woodsy trails and colonial roads make Historic Bethabara Park a nationally significant ...
These 160,000 acres are administered by the U.S. Forest Service. In addition to extensive ...
McDowell Nature Preserve, encompassing over 1,100 acres, contains relatively large expanses ...
Max Patch Road represents a mix of old fields, hillsides and pastureland, fast-moving ...
Jordan Lake is an outstanding birding location year-round, with more Bald Eagles than ...
The Roan Highlands sit on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee and form the highest ...
Several birding hot spots near the recreation area provide a variety of diverse habitats ...
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