Bird Watching / Wildlife Viewing Guide
Grandfather Mountain


    Grandfather Mountain is the world's only privately owned International Biosphere Preserve. Encompassing some 3,000 acres, this southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Mountains hosts a large variety of breeding birds, possibly the highest assemblage of anywhere on the east coast.

    Doughton Park


      Doughton Park provides access to a wide variety of habitats including open grassy fields, xeric slopes, cove hardwoods, and mixed forest.

      North Carolina Birding Trail


        The North Carolina Birding Trail links 300+ bird watching sites and birders with communities, businesses and educational attractions. But it is more than lines on a map, and birders do more than seek out rare birds. They help others learn about birds. They help scientists collect data. They can benefit local economies. The North Carolina Birding Trail is a network in many ways, for the benefit of all.

        Audubon Society of Forsyth County

        400 W Hanes Mill Rd
        Winston Salem, NC 

          If you enjoy exploring the outdoors and wish to discover many natural areas of Forsyth County (as well as some interesting "unnatural" ones, then we're the organization for you. Our "Second Saturday" birdwalks (held on the second Saturday of each month) will acquaint you with the many favorite birding areas in Forsyth County such as Reynolda Estate and Tanglewood Park. Come visit new areas such as Bethabara Wetlands and Boardwalk, our sewage treatment plants, and Horizons Park.

          Mecklenburg Audubon Society

          920 N Sharon Amity Rd
          Charlotte NC 28211

            Mecklenburg Audubon Society is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.


            Sparta NC 

              Blue Ridge Birders is a birding group located in northwest NC and southwest VA. We are an active club with several informal birding trips each year. We also are sponsors for four Christmas Bird Counts and the Mahogany Rock Hawk Watch site located at MP235 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

              Piedmont Bird Club

              Greensboro NC 27438

                The Piedmont Bird Club was established in 1938. Club members have always taken an interest not only in birds, but also in nature in general and in the conservation of our natural resources. Education of the public in various ways, as well as active community involvement is of special interest to the members.

                Carolina Bird Club

                6325 Falls of the Neuse Road
                Raleigh NC 27615

                  The Carolina Bird Club, Inc. is a nonprofit educational and scientific association founded in 1937. Membership is open to those interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds. The Club meets three times a year for birding at different locations in North or South Carolina, or occasionally in neighboring states.

                  Carolina Raptor Center

                  6000 Sample Road
                  Huntersville NC 28078

                    Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured, and orphaned raptors and research.

                    Foothills Bird Club

                    6680 Bakers Mountain Rd
                    Hickory NC 28602

                      The Foothills Bird Club is open to all who are interested in birding and nature. There are NO dues, although donations are accepted. We invite everyone who are interested, to join us on any of our meetings, fieldtrips, and walks.