North Carolina Christmas Bird Counts and South Carolina Christmas Bird Counts

Take part in National Audubon's 115th Christmas Bird Count this season. The count period runs each year from December 14 through January 5. Look through the list of counts below and join the fun! If you'd like to participate in a count, contact the organizer listed in the table. (Click on their name to get their email address.) Christmas Bird Counts are an excellent chance to join fellow birders of all experience levels, and allow you to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1900! And there is no longer any fee for participation!

The 115th Christmas Bird Count is over, but plan ahead for next year. Most of these counts are repeated each year.

If you are a count coordinator and also a Carolina Bird Club member, you can login and update your count information yourself. Enter here

To locate a count in your area, look at the map of all Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas. If you are interested in participating in one of these counts, click on the coordinator's name to get their email address.

If you are a count coordinator and your count is not listed here, or you need to change contact information or register a new count, please email Kent Fiala. You can also send me any date changes or corrections, or you can make them yourself via the link on the right.

Learn about the Christmas Bird Count at the official Audubon site, at wikipedia, or everywhere.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Carolina Sandhills N.W.R., SCNancy Jordan843-335-6026map 
Congaree Swamp, SCJohn Grego, Kathleen O'Grady803-331-3366mapNote
Durham, NCJacob Socolar919.636.0326mapwebsite 
Holly Shelter & Lea-Hutaff I, NCCarson Wood, James Abbott910-859-9425map 
McClellanville, SCNathan Dias map 
Morehead City, NCJohn Fussell map 
Mount Jefferson, NCEric Harrold map 
Pee Dee Area, SCShawn Smolen-Morton765-252-9759map 
Southern Lake Norman, NCTaylor Piephoff704-621-0336, 704-808-0529map 
Southern Pines, NCSusan Campbell mapNote
Sun City-Okatie, SCJim Cubie map 
Monday, December 15, 2014
Four Holes Swamp, SCMatt Johnson(843) 462-2150map 
Hilton Head Island, SCNan Lloyd map 
New Bern, NCBob Holmes252 633-3003mapNote
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pamlico County, NCLiz Lathrop252-249-2646map 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Cumberland County, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Highlands Plateau, NCBrock Hutchins770-486-3715map 
Savannah River Site, SCMark Vukovich mapNote
Winyah Bay, SCLex Glover803-465-0399mapNote
Friday, December 19, 2014
Grandfather Mountain, NCJesse Pope828-733-3224map 
Rocky Mount, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Augusta, GAAnne Waters706-793-2788map 
Gastonia, NCSteve Tracy704-853-0654mapNote
Greensboro, NCElizabeth Link336-273-4672map 
Kitty Hawk, NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336map 
Raleigh, NCJohn Connors919-733-7450 x602map 
Santee N.W.R., SCIrvin Pitts, Dennis Forsythe map 
York-Rock Hill, SCBill Hilton, Jr.803-684-5852mapwebsite
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Buncombe County, NCDoug Johnston map 
Chapel Hill, NCWill Cook919-477-9395mapwebsite
Columbia, SCSteve Dennis map 
Hanging Rock State Park, NCPhil Dickinson336-659-2464mapNote
Iredell County, NCRon Underwood828-632-4739mapNote
Monday, December 22, 2014
Rockingham County, NCBrian Bockhahn map 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Aiken, SCCalvin Zippler803-642-2264map 
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Cape Hatteras, NCPatricia Moore252-995-4777mapNote
Charlotte, NCKen Kneidel704 365-5609mapNote
Lower Saluda, SCKent Bedenbaugh803.463.5872mapNote
North Greenville, SCJ.B. Hines864-706-8421mapwebsite 
Yancey County, NCBob Repoley, Laura Seelbach map 
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Bodie-Pea Island, NCPaul Sykes706-769-9436mapNote
Mount Rogers-White Top Mountain, VAAllen Boynton276-677-4121map 
Upper Yadkin River Valley, NCEric Harrold map 
Monday, December 29, 2014
Mattamuskeet N.W.R., NCSusan Campbell910-949-3207map 
Portsmouth Island, NCPeter Vankevich252-928-2539mapNote
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Alligator River N.W.R., NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336mapNote
Catawba Valley, NCDwayne Martin, Lori Owenby828-234-6041, 828-312-4834map 
Litchfield-Pawleys Island, SCChris Hill843-234-1810mapNote
Ocracoke Island, NCPeter Vankevich252-928-2539mapNote
Pettigrew S.P., NCDoug Lequire252-797-4475mapNote
Stone Mountain, NCGuy McGrane336-973-8343map 
Friday, January 2, 2015
Kerr Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Rocky River, SCAndy Norris map 
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Alamance County, NCHarry Shoffner map 
Franklin, NCRobert Gilbert map 
Greenville, NCHoward Vainright, Dr. Veronica Pantelidis252-752-3203, 252-758-7828map 
Keowee, SCStephen Schutt map 
Long Cane, SCJoyce Foster map 
Pee Dee N.W.R., NCJudy Walker map 
Roanoke Rapids, NCFred Lobdell252-257-2487mapNote
Savannah, GASteve Calver912-927-6726map 
Wilmington, NCSam Cooper910-799-3825mapNote
Winston-Salem, NCRon Morris336-725-1254mapNote
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Charleston, SCJennifer McCarthey Tyrrell mapNote
Henderson County, NCWayne Forsythe828-697-6628mapNote
Jordan Lake, NCCarol Chelette, Norman Budnitz919-797-1222mapwebsite 
Southport-Bald Head-Oak Islands, NCRon Clark704-860-4469map 
Monday, January 5, 2015
Falls Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Pinewood, SCJulie Hovis803.895.9993mapNote
Sea Islands, SCAaron Given mapwebsite
This year's dates for the counts below have not yet been received. Contact information, if any, is a year or more out of date. Closer to count season, you may also be able to find contact information by looking up a count at Audubon's Christmas Bird Count page.
Ace Basin, SC  map 
Balsam, NCBob Olthoff828-627-2546map 
Brevard, NCNorma Siebenheller828-884-5443map 
Camp Lejeune, NCJohn DeLuca mapNote
Central Beaufort County, NCKevin O'Kane252-946-3003map 
Clemson, SCJ.Drew Lanham map 
Danville, VALaura Meder map 
Lake Lure, NCMarshall Brooks828-395-1636map 
Lake Wateree, SCDonna Slyce803-337-8947mapNote
Lowcountry, SCKen Scott(843) 522-3256map 
New River, NCKatherine Higgins276-768-8619map 
Raven Rock S.P., NCErik Thomas919-880-7809mapNote
Roan Mountain, TNRick Knight423-282-5297map 
Shelby (aka Cleveland Co.), NC  mapNote
Spartanburg, SCLyle Campbell864-585-1228mapNote
Tryon, NCJerry Johnson map 
Wayne County, NCEric Dean919-736-7264mapNote

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