Carolina Young Birders Club


Events & Field Trips

All CYBC members are encouraged to participate in events and field trips!

Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring their child has transportation to and from field trips and events. We recommend that parents come along on trips, especially for our younger members.

Please contact the trip leaders to let you know if you plan on coming. Trip leaders need your information in case of changes or cancellations of trips. Trips may be cancelled or changed by trip leaders at any time for any reason.

If you are interested in leading a field trip for the club, please contact us at with your contact information, date, and location.



North Carolina

Coastal Plain

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival- Outer Banks, NC Oct 15-20

Wings Over Water is North Carolina's premier wildlife festival, held in mid-October. Participants can see thousands of waterfowl as they arrive to their wintering grounds on the Outer Banks, as well as shorebirds, migrating raptors, seabirds, and more. 


Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge- Ansonville, NC October 20th


Pee Dee NWR is an excellent refuge with a diverse amount of habitats. Over 200 species have been found at the refuge. We can expect Red-headed Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, arriving sparrows and ducks, and more! Meet by the bathrooms off of Highway 52 at 7:30 am. Be sure to bring snacks and water!


Mills River Overlook Hawkwatch- Blue Ridge Parkway, NC September 21st
The Mills River Overlook Hawkwatch is a great place to watch raptors migrate south. We can expect to see kettling Broad-winged Hawks along with migrating American Kestrels, Merlin, Sharp-shinned Hawks, and more, plus non-raptors like Common Raven. Meet at the overlook at 9 AM. This overlook is at milepost 404.5. Be sure to bring sunscreen, water, chapstick, and snacks! A blanket/towel or lawn chair is also a good idea. This overlook can also get busy, so try to carpool if possible!

South Carolina

Coastal Plain

CBC Fall Meeting- Charleston, SC Sept 26-29

Join us for a fantastic meeting on South Carolina's coast, where we will find migrating shorebirds, raptors, ducks, warblers, and more! To sign up, please click here once registration opens. CYBC members have a discounted sign up fee!

NOTE: There is a specific trip for young birders!





Have a suggestion for a trip? We'd love to hear it! Please contact us and let us know!