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.
Recommended Birding Resources
Your guide to birds and bird watching; a wealth of information and ID tips for nearly 600 North American Species.
Backyard Birds local resource for birding in the local Charlotte area.
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 is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the
rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bird watching guide.