Bird watching has always been a popular activity in North Carolina's state parks. State parks boast some of the best places to watch bald eagles soar, enjoy the remarkable colors of a painted bunting or fall asleep listening to the nighttime call of the whip-poor-will.
The tradition continues as North Carolina State Parks celebrates its 1st annual theme, 'The Year of the Birds.' Parks will offer a variety of bird related programs, walks and family events throughout the year.
Many of these programs are done through partnerships with Audubon North Carolina and it's local chapters.
Each state park is a destination site on the North Carolina Birding Trail. The birding trail is a conservation partnership among federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private companies. Each of the more than 200 sites along the NC Birding Trail offer wonderful bird-watching and protect important habitats.
A commemorative bird bandana is available for purchase at all 39 state parks or if you can't wait to get one until your next visit, you can buy one through our webstore at www.ncparkstore.com