Carolina Young Birders

To gather, inspire, and empower the generations of birders to come

Welcome to the Carolina Young Birders Club Blog!  All members are welcome to post pertinent information about birds or birding in the Carolinas region!

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Yellow Rails & Rice

Posted by Matt on November 12, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

AHY Yellow Rail in hand

 

This past weekend, two Carolina Young Birders members, Jack Rogers and myself, Matt Janson, helped facilitate the Yel...

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Camp Cascades

Posted by Martina on September 23, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Hope everyone had a great and bird-filled summer! The CYBC certainly did! This summer, four members (including me!) attended Camp Cascades, a young birder's camp.

 

 

Pigeon Guillemot

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Prothonotary Warbler Banding at Francis Beidler

Posted by Martina on May 5, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Francis Beidler Forest

The CYBC was graciously invited by the team at

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Birding the Last Frontier

Posted by Matt on August 21, 2015 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)
Arctic Tern

As summer winds down, and young birders begin to head back to school, now's a great time to reminisce on the summer birding adventures we all had dur...

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Charleston Trip

Posted by Martina on June 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The Carolina Young Birders Club had a two-day trip to Charleston, SC for some early summer birding, staying at Jack's house. Four birders attended- Ian, Matt, me, and of course Jack. The Charlotte birders arrived on the evening of the 9th, braving bad weather to arrive at Jack's home. We tried looking for some Chuck-wills-widows in his neighborhood, but no luck.

 

The next day we got up early to head down to Bear Island WMA. As we headed down the refuge road, Matt's car start...

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Nags Head Recap

Posted by Matt on February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone!  It sure has been a long time since our last post, but I thought now was a great time to break the drought and welcome in the New Year with this new blog post recapping our chilly but also fun trip to Nags Head.

In addition I'd like to take the time to thank Martina's detailed post to the blog last December, picking up some of the slack on keeping our blog at least partially up-to-date!  Remember, any members are welcome to post relevant topics to the blog!...

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Taking Field Notes

Posted by Martina on December 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone! I've been thinking about making a blog post and might as well get around to doing it. I wanted to talk about field notes and notebooks, an idea inspired by one of the modules you have to take to become ABA Young Birder of the year! I don't really plan on signing up just yet, but maybe you will.


Anyways, I like the idea of keeping notes in a notebook and reflecting on them later (like for a long car ride). In my notebook, it's mainly checklists of birds after a ...

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Creating a Backyard Bird Habitat

Posted by Matt on October 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Optimizing your habitat for the birds is always a fun experience.  Frequently soon after your modifications you will witness a marked increase in wildlife activity in your yard.  Projects can range from free to expensive, requiring space or minute, and time-consuming to only a few minutes.

Birds need 3 major things which you can provide for in your yard, and if you do, will increase the numbers of birds seen!

Water- millions of Americans feed wild birds but few realize t...

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New Logo

Posted by Matt on September 12, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out our new logo, designed by Evan Lipton of Massachusetts, on our new "Logo" page or on the homepage. Also, check out the Massachusetts Young Birders Club website, where Evan also designed their logo featuring a Bobolink: http://massachusettsyoungbirders.weebly.com/

Thanks Evan!

Soon we will hopefully get this logo on some t-shirts, water bottles, etc.

Matthew Janson

Carolina Young B...

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The Forgotten Ones

Posted by Matt on September 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

As national media makes coverage of the centennial of the Passenger Pigeon's extinction on September 1st, and the general public is reintroduced to the pantheon of extinct North American birds, us birders always seem to recall the "forgotten ones": those extinct birds that seem to get no exposure nowadays outside of the birding community.  The Ivory-billed Woodpecker became a folk hero several years ago when it was "rediscovered" in the Cache River of Arkansas.  The Heath Hen story ...

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