Birds of North Carolina

From the Smoky Mountains to the shores of the Outer Banks, the variety of bird habitat in North Carolina is hard to match. 

Join birders in the Outer Banks area in early November for Wings Over Water.

Attract more birds to your property with tips from this guide produced by NC State University.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The North Carolina state bird is the Cardinal







Online Resources for North Carolina Bird Watchers


North Carolina Bird Photos
Original photos by Fred Hurteau. 
The identification gallery contains over 700 photos covering over 85 species.

Audubon North Carolina
News, conservation efforts, and events for North Carolina birders.

The North Carolina Birding Trail
Find trail information and order your trail guide here.

Wings Over Water
Annual fall birding festival in Eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks.