Carolina Young Birders

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Weymouth Woods Field Trip Report

Posted by Matt on March 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM

8 birders joined the Carolina Young Birders Club for the inaugural field trip at Weymouth Woods Sandhills State Preserve in Southern Pines, North Carolina.  We had a great time in the beautiful weather; mid-60s with a light breeze.  31 species were counted.  Highlights included 6 of 8 possible species of woodpecker, including a male Red-cockaded Woodpecker showing off close to the trail, good looks at a male Pileated Woodpecker and a lingering Yellow-bellied Sapsucker feeding only feet away.  Other birds of interest included a singing Blue-headed Vireo.  Pine Warblers and Brown-headed Nuthatches were abundant.  

All the participants had a wonderful time.  I hope you will join us on our next field trip!

Field Trip updates can be found on the Field Trip and Events Page.  Our next event is a Breeding Bird Survey in June.

Contribute to when and where you want to have the next field trip at the Forum.  Continue an existing thread or start a new one - all members can post!

Happy Birding,

Matthew Janson

President, Carolina Young Birders Club

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2 Comments

Reply Meagan Racey
8:41 AM on March 28, 2014 
Thanks for sharing this trip report! I grew up just a couple miles from Weymouth. Glad you all enjoyed it!
Reply Matt
9:36 PM on March 31, 2014 
Glad you liked our trip report! We will be sharing them here.