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Backyard Birding and Wildlife Resources

What is birding?

In its most basic sense, birding, or bird watching, is the recreational hobby of observing species of wild birds, including their physical characteristics and behavior. In reality, birding is much more than a simple hobby and there are many benefits of birding that can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced birders.



bird·ing (noun) – The observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby. [‘behr·dNG]

Recommended Birding Resources

ALL ABOUT BIRDS – Your guide to birds and bird watching; a wealth of information and ID tips for nearly 600 North American Species.

ANIMAL PLANET – Discover more about wildlife on one of America’s top education television networks.

BIRD FOOD STORE BLOG – Backyard Birds local resource for birding in the local Charlotte area.

BIRD SLEUTH K-12 – BirdSleuth aims to help educators build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen science projects.

CAROLINA RAPTOR CENTER – Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the
rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.

MECKLENBURG AUDOBON SOCIETY – Mecklenburg Audubon Society is involved in a wide variety of Conservation projects and issues in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s Division of Natural Resources.

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY – Audubon’s network is about finding alternative energy solutions, strengthening our vulnerable coasts, restoring vital habitats, and tackling the challenges of climate change on a global scale.

NATIONAL BIRD FEEDING SOCIETY – The National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS) was established in 1989 to help make the backyard bird feeding and watching hobby better – for people and wild birds.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION – Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for the sake of our children’s future.

NEST WATCH – NestWatch is a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive.

NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE FEDERATION – One of North Carolina’s most effective organizations dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats.

TRIPBUZZ – Bird watching guide.

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