Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Wilmington, North Carolina 28407

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"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 be common. Habitats: Beach, salt marshes, mudflats, maritime communities.

Key birds: Summer: Brown Pelican; Least Tern; Wilson’s Plover; Painted Bunting. Fall: Peregrine Falcon. Winter: Red-throated Loon; Great Cormorant; Long-tailed Duck; Marbled Godwit; Purple Sandpiper; Short-billed Dowitcher; Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Year-round: White Ibis; Little Blue Heron; Snowy Egret; Black Skimmer; American Oystercatcher; Seaside Sparrow."

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Best in fall and winter
Best Times
Carolina Beach State Park
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Jul 2018