Wednesday
Jun012011

New Brochures Available Soon

We have received several requests for new brochures. The final version will be sent to the printer in the coming days. If you are running low, please fill out this form to request new brochures when they become available.
Wednesday
Jun012011

New Research Paper Touts NC Birding Trail Website "exemplary"

In a 2008 paper in Applied Research in Economic Development, researcher Sheri Glowinski presents a review of US and international studies of bird-watching costs and economic benefits (primarily at a site in Honduras).  Of particular interest to the NC Birding Trail is her favorable review of our website, especially the Birder-Friendly Business Program.  For all the details, read her paper here.
Thursday
May122011

International Migratory Bird Day

Go Wild, Go BirdingTraditionally, the second Saturday of May has been celebrated as International Migratory Bird Day.  However, organizers have since recognized that a single day does not always fit well for migration-related activities, and so events are often spread throughout the spring (and sometimes beyond).  It is designed to bring attention to migratory bird conservation needs throughout a broad geographical range through local/regional events ranging from Canada to South America.

If you are interested in finding an event near you, check out this event map.  You can also find resources for hosting your own event at the IMBD website.
Thursday
May122011

Training Opportunity: Connecting People with Nature Through Birds

Attached is a course offering from the US Fish & Wildlife Service focusing on ways to connect others with nature through bird-watching.  It is provided for State and non-government educators only.  The course is 4 days long and registration is still open (the date on the announcement is incorrect).  For general information and a virtual tour, visit the Environment for the Americas page.  A more detailed description is available here.
Tuesday
Nov302010

Stacy Tomas honored for Birder Friendly Business/Community Program

Dr. Stacy Tomas, Tourism Extension Specialist with NC State University, was awarded the 2010 Special Specialist Award by the NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists.  Dr. Tomas developed the Birder Friendly Business/Community training program designed to provide tools and information to market business and community interest to birders as they travel the NC Birding Trail.  Congratulations!