2017: 100 NC counties

January :

coastal : Dare, Hyde, Currituck, Tyrell, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, southern border: Robeson, Hoke, Scotland, Cumberland, Union, Lincoln

Union County : Cane Creek Park

Mecklenburg County : Colonel Francis Beatty Park

Robeson and Scotland day trip:


Stop 1 : Lumber River State Park, Chalk Banks Entrance, – Scotland County 34.898905, -79.354884

Stop 2 : Lumber River State Park, Princess Ann Entrance, – Robeson County, 2819 Princess Ann Rd, Orrum, NC 28369

Lincoln county trip:


Cumberland and Hoke Day trip:


Stop 1 : Gordon Butler Nature Preserve – Cumberland County

Park at gate and walk in.  It is landlocked.

Stop 2 : Calloway Forest Preserve – Hoke County

Tyrell, Dare, and Hyde with CBC.  Currituck side trip. ,

Pettigrew State Park (Washington County) on the way there:

Do not depend on GPS to locate the park office.  The following directions will get you to the main access of the park.  From HWY 64 take exit 558 and follow the signs for approximately 8 miles to the park office.  You are not required to travel any dirt roads to reach the park office.

On the way back,

Camden, Pasquotank and Perquimans:

Stop 1 : Dismal State Swamp – Camden County

Stop 2 : Dismal State Swamp – Pasquotank County

Stop 3 : Perquimans County

February :

Stokes, Rockingham, Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin, Rowan, Davidson

Stokes and Rockingham day trip:


Stop 1 : Hanging Rock State Park – Stokes County

Stop 2 : Mayo River State Park – Rockingham County

Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin overnight trip


Stop 1 : Granville Athletic Park – Granville County

Stop 2 : Satterwhite Point, Kerr Lake – Vance County

Stop 3 : Kimball Point, Kerr Lake – Warren County

Davidson, Rowan day trip :

Stop 1 : Boone Cave State Park – Davidson County

Stop 2 : Catawba College Ecological Preserve – Rowan County

Sampson – Pondberry Woods Preserve



March :

Caswell, Person, Stanly

Caswell and Person day trip, after March 1


Stanly County:

Morrow Mountain State Park – Fall Mountain Trail

Duplin – Cabin Lake County Park


3hr 51m – only open Thurs – Sun after March 1

April :

Forsyth, Guilford, Alleghany – Carolina Bird Club trips

Graham, Cherokee, Clay, Macon, last week – southern mountain counties like Rutherford, Jackson, Swain, Polk, Transylvania, Henderson. 3-4 day trip  

May :

first two weeks – northern and higher elevation counties : Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Wilkes, Burke, McDowell, Caldwell ; later weeks: Gates, Halifax, Northampton, Martin, Bertie, Hertford?, Chowan?

2 weekend trips

June :

Buncombe, Yancy, Madison, Haywood, Mitchell; Southern coastal counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Carteret, Craven, Jones

2 weekend trips

July :

Johnston, Moore (Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve), Harnett (Raven Rock SP – site listed in Birding North Carolina Project)

August :

mid-August till Sept, more coastal

September :

finish coast, Pitt, Beaufort, Pamlico

October :

Chatham, Wake, Durham, Orange, Catawba, Alexander

1 weekend trip

November :

Anson, Richmond (PDNWR)

December :

Not yet planned:

Alamance – sites listed in Birding North Carolina Project – Cedarock Park

2 hr 18m




Edgecombe – Tarboro Riverfront Park


3hr 46m


Greene – La Moye Park

3 hr 40 m



Lenoir – Neuseway Nature Park

4hr 3min

Montgomery – Uwharrie NF

Nash –

Tar River Battle Park

Randolph – Uwharrie NF


Wayne – Cliffs of the Neuse SP

3 hr 43m

Wilson – Lake Wilson

3hr 36m


Franklin County

Stop 4 : Dehart Botanical Gardens – Franklin County