The North Carolina Birding Trail: Mountain Trail Guide
North Carolina harbors an incredible diversity of habitats that provide food and shelter for more than 440 bird species throughout the year. The North Carolina Birding Trail is a driving trail linking birders and tourists with great birding sites across the state and the local communities in which they are found.
This third of three regional guides presents 105 premier birding destinations in the North Carolina mountains, from the Tennessee border in the west to Interstate 77 in the east. The spiral-bound volume features maps, detailed site descriptions, and color photographs throughout. Each site description includes directions as well as information on access, focal species and habitats, and on-site visitor amenities. Special “while you’re in the area” listings accompany each of eighteen site groupings, so visitors can travel to a cluster of birding destinations and enjoy other local highlights and attractions along the way.
The NC Birding Trail is a partnership of six agencies and organizations: Audubon North Carolina, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Sea Grant, NC State Parks, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its mission is to conserve and enhance North Carolina’s bird habitat by promoting sustainable bird watching activities, economic opportunities, and conservation education.