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Bird Watching in North Carolina

The North Carolina Birding Trail

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Great Egret in Carteret County, Coastal North Carolina

Great Egret in Carteret County, Coastal North Carolina

Photo Credit: © 2008 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.
The North Carolina Birding Trail (NCBT) is a driving trail, established to connect a network of designated birding sites throughout the state. Home to more than 460 bird species found in North Carolina, the trails are organized into three regional sections:
  • The Coastal Plain Region - 102 birding sites in 16 groups, located in areas west of I-95
  • The Piedmont Region - 103 birding sites in 15 groups, located in areas west of I-95 and east of I-77
  • The Mountain Region - 105 sites in areas west of I-77
Six agencies and organizations are involved in the Birding Trail partnership project including: In addition to offering an efficient guide to clusters of great bird watching sites, the North Carolina Birding Trail provides resources for historic and scenic sites, tours and guides, events and more. Regional trail guides include maps, photographs and detailed site description. For more information, visit the North Carolina Birding Trail Web Site.

For a list of the birds of North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Bird Records Committee Web Site.
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