Let's Go Birding Together
Birding Hot Spots
Welcome to Charlotte Area Birding. You can interact with this map in several ways. If you click on an icon, it will give you information about the spot including a brief description and links to more information (if available), eBird checklists, and a trail map (if available). The additional directions link will take you to another Google map that will allow you to get directions by mousing over the box with the coordinates. The direction are to the areas for the site.
If you would like to look at only one type of site such as Nature Preserves, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner of the map to show the different types of sites. Then check or uncheck the ones you want to see.
If you want to see the map in full screen click on the expand icon in the upper right corner of the map.
More information about birding in the Charlotte region below the map.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Department maintains an extension greenway system. All of the greenways have good habitat for birds primarily because they have been built in and along creek flood plains. Not all of the greenways have been included in the map above, only those most frequently used for MAS bird walks are included. Complete list of greenways and their locations.
The Department also manages 14 nature preserves, most of which have no facilities and/or formal trails at this time. Complete list of the nature preserves and locations.
The Carolina Thread Trail
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that encompasses fifteen counties and two states. There are 217 miles of trails open to the public, many of which provide suitable bird habitat and are conducive to birding. Many of our local birds walks are along these trails.