Carolina Young Birders Club


Yellow Rails & Rice

Posted by Matt on November 12, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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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Weymouth Woods Field Trip Report

Posted by Matt on March 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)

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 o...

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Urban Youth Birding

Posted by Matt on January 20, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week I was privileged enough to volunteer at Billingsville Elementary School in the inner city of Charlotte, NC.  I taught the grade schoolers about the birds that came to their feeders that were set up by their teacher.  We also talked about the 3 basics to identifying birds: size, shape, and plumage coloration.  Most of the students were very interested.  They were able to identify many of the feeder birds and had located a hornet's nest in a crabapple tree in the c...

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