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Lookout National Seashore - The seashore
is a 55 mile long section
of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the
northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. The three undeveloped barrier
islands which make up the seashore - North Core Banks, South Core Banks
and Shackleford Banks - may seem barren and isolated but they offer many
natural and historical features that can make a visit very rewarding.
in North Carolina - The National Audubon Society's North
State Office has named the state's first Important Bird Areas (IBAs). These
sites, ranging from far out at sea to high in the mountains, represent
natural areas of special significance to birds that breed, migrate, winter
and feed in North Carolina.
Hatteras National Seashore - Birdwatching. Over 400
species of birds have been
sighted in this park.
Outer Banks: Still First in Flight - In addition to being a prime
destination, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers great summertime
birdwatching. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bodie Island Lighthouse,
Nags Heads Woods, Cape Hatteras, and the open ocean all offer a good variety
Birder's Guide to the Triangle - This is a prototype
of an on-line guide to natural
areas of the Triangle region of North Carolina. The Triangle region is
comprised of the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and surrounding
Birder's Guide - The best birding spots in the Chapel
area of North Carolina. This site provides a general map of the area, showing
the 15-mile-diameter Christmas Bird Count circles for Chapel Hill, Durham,
Jordan Lake, and Raleigh. See also the Chapel
Hill Bird Club Checklist. This lists all the birds ever recorded in
Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties, NC, from 1975-1996, with frequency
designations for every week of the year.
Hotspots of the Triangle Area - the Triangle is generally a
formed by three cities in the Peidmont Region of North Carolina. Those
cities are: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. It covers 4 counties: Wake
County, Durham County, Orange County, and a corner of Chatham County. This
page covers the best birding hotspots in these 4 counties.
Birding Spots In the Highlands Area - from the Highlands Plateau
Society. See also IBAs in the Highlands area.
Carolina and the Gulf Stream- by Angus Wilson. The Gulf
is a warm water current that begins off the tip of Florida, where it is
called the Florida Current, and ends off the coast of Ireland. In North
America, the 'Stream' passes closest to shore off North Carolina's Outer
Banks. The north wall of the Gulf Stream can be reached fairly easily from
the fishing ports of Manteo or from Hatteras which is some 70 miles further
south. Excellent pelagic birding and seawatching from Cape Hatteras.
Ridge Birding! - by Alex Netherton. There are many birding
in the Blue Ridge (Asheville area), really too many to count. This site
lists a few favorites.
Birding - from the Mecklenburg Audubon Society - This site
a map of the Charlotte area. Click on a number to go to a description of
the birding spot, directions and a map.
North Carolina - See the coast including Pea Island and
Island, and join Mary Scott on a pelagic trip to the Gulf Stream, where
we saw the elusive Herald Petrel. Then take a trip inland to the Croatan
National Forest, Alligator River NWR, Weymouth Woods, and Lake Jordan.
Preserve - a premier destination for outdoor
The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the North Carolina Department
of Transportation, established the preserve in 1999 to protect critical
endangered species habitat. Located in Tyrrell County, North Carolina
the preserve provides outdoor recreation, environmental education,
and economic development opportunities for local residents
Lake eagles and Wildlife Observation Site - from the New
Audubon Society. Bald eagles were first observed at Jordan Lake in 1985.
Bald eagles are now found on the lake all year, with nesting activity noted
in late winter.
at Cape Point - part of Noel Warner's birding site.
Alley" by Michael Tove - this article about pelagic
off the shore of North Carolina can be found in the "Features" section
of the website.
Wildlife Refuges Index - North Carolina. Includes links
to information on:
Nature Conservancy of North Carolina - preserve profiles
Alligator River National Wildlife
Pea Island National Wildlife
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife
Roanoke River National Wildlife
Nags Head Woods Preserve
Big Yellow Mountain Preserve