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!
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