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North Carolina has one of the richest arrays of birdlife in North America – 460 species, including two of the rarest species in the Southeast: the red-cockaded woodpecker and the wood stork. Birding North Carolina guides you to forty-four of the best birding locations across the state. Organized by region, this useful and comprehensive guide includes everything you need for a rewarding bird-watching experience.
Look inside to find:
- Accurate bird-finding information for the entire state-from the mountains to the Piedmont to the coastal plain.
- Where to find migrating raptors, a huge assortment of shorebirds and nesting waterbirds, plus many Southern specialties such as swainson's warbler, the reclusive black rail, and the fire-dependent Bachman's sparrow. – Descriptions of each site, with information about key species.
- Where and when to go, how to get there, and what you'll see.
- Details on the seasonal distributions of 122 North Carolina bird specialties – where they occur, their abundances there, and the best times to see them.
Marshall Brooks is a professor of education at Wesleyan College. He conducts breeding bird surveys for the US Geological Service, migration monitoring for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, and participates in Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Feeder Watch Program. He is a licensed bander for the Institute for Bird Population's MAPS. He is the webmaster for North Carolina Partners in Flight and is the chair of their Outreach and Education Committee, where he has received recognition at both the state and national levels for his work.
Mark Johns has worked as the Partners in Flight Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission since 1996, and is the state coordinator for the Breeding Bird Survey. He holds degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Zoology. He has received awards for his work with the Partners in Flight program in North Carolina from the NC Wildlife Federation, the NC Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the American Forest & Paper Association, and the National Partners in Flight Program.