Carolina Young Birders Club


November 12th, 2013

Posted by Matt on November 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

As unusually early Snow and Ice blows through much of North Carolina tonight and parts of South Carolina I am reminded of the exciting winter birding coming our way.  Waterfowl have begun making their appearances, including Eurasian Wigeons at the Outer Banks and other nice sightings.  Before long the swans will be returning to their wintering sites throughout parts of the Carolinas.  Also sparrow sightings have been on the upswing, including a nice Vesper sighting by our very own young birder Ryan Justice near Raleigh, as well as Fox and Lincoln's Sparrow.  Juncos and white-throats have returned to backyard feeders after breeding in the high mountains in the Carolinas and boreal forests of Canada. Sapsuckers, creepers, and nuthatches enliven the trees in the forests throughout the region, filling up on acorns, seeds, and the last hardy insects. Hummingbirds stick around at some feeders, especially near the coast.

The point of this post is, get out and get birding!

Enjoy our returning winter birds!

Matt Janson

Charlotte, NC

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Reply Bluebird
7:03 PM on November 17, 2013 
Hi I love your post I am starting a blog too. Today I saw lots of juncos, red headed woodpecker, white throated sparrow, fox sparrow, pine warbler and a bluebird! It was a good day for birding.
Reply Matt
3:03 PM on November 18, 2013 
Good birds! Good luck on your blog! How can we reach it? Is it online?

Reply Bluebird
7:56 AM on November 22, 2013 
My blog is not up and running yet, but I am working on it with my mom. When it is up and running I will definitely let you know. Happy Birding!
Reply Bluebird
8:47 AM on January 22, 2014 
Hi Matt, It's Bluebird. Here's a link to my blog : Hope to make it to the bird walk in Feb. Have a great day!
Reply Matt
5:27 PM on January 22, 2014 
Awesome! I left a comment on your most recent post!