North Carolina Christmas Bird Counts and South Carolina Christmas Bird Counts

Take part in National Audubon's 117th 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 117th 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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Franklin, NCRita St. Clair mapNote
Pilot Mountain, NCJesse Anderson, Brian Bockhahn336 325 2355mapNote
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Camp Lejeune, NCEmily Gaydos mapNote
Cumberland County, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Hilton Head Island, SCNan Lloyd map 
Winyah Bay, SCLex Glover803-603-6461mapNote
Friday, December 16, 2016
Grandfather Mountain, NCJesse Pope828-733-2013map 
Highlands Plateau, NCBrock Hutchins770-486-3715map 
Rocky Mount, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Alamance County, NCKen Lady map 
Augusta, GALois Stacey803-215-1594map 
Carolina Sandhills N.W.R., SCNancy Jordan843-335-6026map 
Columbia, SCSteve Dennis, Caroline Eastman map 
Gastonia, NCSteve Tracy704-853-0654mapNote
Kitty Hawk, NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336map 
Lowcountry, SCBuddy Campbell843-252-8025map 
New River, NCScott Jackson-Ricketts, Pam Evans map 
North Greenville, SCJ.B. Hines864-706-8421mapwebsite
Raleigh, NCJohn Connors919-733-7450 x602map 
Raven Rock S.P., NCErik Thomas919-880-7809mapNote
Winston-Salem, NCRon Morris336-725-1254mapwebsite
Yancey County-Burnsville, NCBob Repoley, Laura Seelbach map 
York-Rock Hill, SCBill Hilton, Jr.803-684-5852mapwebsite
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Congaree Swamp, SCJohn Grego, Kathleen O'Grady803-331-3366, 803-315-4199mapNote
Durham, NCJacob Socolar, Jeff Pippen919.636.0326mapwebsite 
Holly Shelter & Lea-Hutaff I, NCCarson Wood910-859-9425map 
Morehead City, NCJohn Fussell252-342-0169map 
Mount Jefferson, NCEric Harrold336-404-0821map 
Pee Dee Area, SCShawn Smolen-Morton765-252-9759mapNote
Southern Lake Norman, NCTaylor Piephoff704-621-0336, 704-808-0529map 
Southern Pines, NCSusan Campbell910 695 0651mapNote
Monday, December 19, 2016
Four Holes Swamp, SCMatt Johnson(843) 462-2150map 
New Bern, NCBob Gould252-288-4615mapNote
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Pamlico County, NCElizabeth White, Liz Lathrop252-670-7590, 252-249-2646mapNote
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Hanging Rock State Park, NCJean Chamberlain336-983-6543mapNote
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Rockingham County, NCBrian Bockhahn map 
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Aiken, SCCalvin Zippler803 508-0692map 
Monday, December 26, 2016
Chapel Hill, NCWill Cook919-477-9395mapwebsite
Charlotte, NCKen Kneidel704 365-5609mapNote
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Cape Hatteras, NCPatricia Moore252-995-4777mapNote
Pettigrew S.P., NCCharlotte Davis mapNote
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Bodie-Pea Island, NCPaul Sykes706-769-9436mapNote
Catawba Valley, NCDwayne Martin, Lori Owenby828-234-6041, 828-962-9612map 
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Litchfield-Pawleys Island, SCChris Hill843-234-1810mapNote
Mattamuskeet N.W.R., NCSusan Campbell910-695-0651mapNote
Friday, December 30, 2016
Alligator River N.W.R., NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336mapNote
Balsam, NCDon Hendershot map 
Portsmouth Island, NCPeter Vankevich202 468-2871mapNote
Spartanburg, SCLyle Campbell864-585-1228mapNote
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Lower Saluda, SCKent Bedenbaugh803.463.5872mapNote
Ocracoke Island, NCPeter Vankevich202 468-2871mapNote
Pee Dee N.W.R., NCJudy Walker map 
Upper Yadkin River Valley, NCEric Harrold336-404-0821map 
Wilmington, NCSam Cooper910-799-3825mapNote
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Iredell County, NCRon Underwood828-632-4739mapNote
Jordan Lake, NCNorm Budnitz919-383-0553mapwebsite 
Southport-Bald Head-Oak Islands, NCRon Clark704-860-4469map 
Stone Mountain, NCGuy McGrane336-973-8343map 
Monday, January 2, 2017
Charleston, SCJennifer McCarthey Tyrrell map 
Lake Wateree, SCLex Glover803.603.6461mapNote
Mount Rogers-White Top Mountain, VAAllen Boynton276-677-4121map 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Greenville, NCHoward Vainright, Dr. Veronica Pantelidis252-752-3203map 
Roanoke Rapids, NCFred Lobdell252-257-2487mapNote
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Falls Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Sea Islands, SCAaron Given mapwebsite
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Kerr Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
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 
Brevard, NCNorma Siebenheller828-884-5443map 
Buncombe County, NCTom Tribble map 
Central Beaufort County, NCKevin O'Kane252-946-3003map 
Clemson, SCJ.Drew Lanham map 
Danville, VALaura Meder map 
Greensboro, NCElizabeth Link336-273-4672map 
Henderson County, NCWayne Forsythe828-697-6628mapNote
Keowee, SCStephen Schutt map 
Lake Lure, NCMarshall Brooks828-395-1636map 
Long Cane, SCJoyce Foster mapNote
McClellanville, SCNathan Dias map 
Pinewood, SCJulie Hovis803.895.9993mapNote
Roan Mountain, TNRick Knight423-282-5297map 
Rocky River, SCAndy Norris mapNote
Santee N.W.R. (secret count), SCNathan Dias mapNote
Savannah, GASteve Calver912-927-6726map 
Savannah River Site, SCMark Vukovich mapNote
Shelby (aka Cleveland Co.), NC  mapNote
Sun City-Okatie, SCJim Cubie map 
Tryon, NCJerry Johnson map 
Wayne County, NCEric Dean919-736-7264mapNote

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