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North Carolina Bird Year

January 8, 2010

I and the Bird #116 rings in 2010 at Listening Earth Blog


Seeking to bring attention to the needs of the state’s birds, North Carolina’s Division of Parks and Recreation has deemed 2010 the “Year of the Birds” with special events at state parks from the mountains to the Outer Banks.  As proprietor of this here blog I hope, if nothing else, I’ve shown that North Carolina is a great birding destination, but something that seems especially self-evident to a person who spends a good deal of time actively seeking out birds in this state may not be as obvious to the general public.  And given the land resource issues that birds engender down here, from land-owners in the sandhills destroying their pine trees so they can’t be used by Red-cockaded Woodpeckers to what can charitably be described as the Piping Plover “situation” on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, birds could use all the good press they can get.

Some of my favorite local places to bird are publicly owned lands, and I think the state park system in North Carolina is as good or better than other states I’ve had the opportunity to visit.  There’s scarcely a better place for my tax money to be spent as far as I’m concerned, and I look forward to seeing the ways in which the Department of Parks and Recreation run with this Year of the Birds theme.

One Comment
  1. January 8, 2010 2:03 pm


    Love the blog, keep up the good work! I was trying to find contact details but couldn’t so I posted.

    We have just finished a new site for use by the birding community:
    We are contacting a limited number of people that we hope will let us know what they think about it before we take it out of beta. If you could let me know what you think that would be great.

    We also have an iPhone app out that can be used in conjunction with the site, you can find out more about the iPhone app here:

    and this links through to the app in iTunes:


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