Let's Go Birding Together 

Guidelines for Participants

Mecklenburg Audubon bird walks (1/2 day) and field trips (full day or longer) are a great way to learn more about resident and migrating birds in the Charlotte region and beyond. They are also a great way to meet people who share your interest in birds and the outdoors. Beginning birders are welcome on our trips. Unless otherwise noted, our field trips are free and open to the public.  Come learn about  birds from enthusiastic, volunteer field trip leaders.
On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure or parking problem). ALWAYS check this site, our local discussion list (Meckbirds), and/or our Facebook page the night before a scheduled field trip for updates.

Birding in the Era of COVID

Mecklenburg Audubon field trips are open to everyone but for the duration of the

COVID epidemic we are implementing the following precautions:

  • Bird walks will be limited to 12 people. Field trips (full day or more) may have a higher limit depending on venue.

  • Participants must register, if you show up without a reservation you will be turned away. Leaders will acknowledge your registration. 

  • Participants should practice social distancing to protect themselves, other participants, and the trip leader.  We ask participants to wear masks within six feet of other group members. 

  • Do not share binoculars, scopes, or other equipment.

  • Car pooling with participants outside your household/pod is discouraged.

If you wish to join one of our outings, you will be expected to abide by these guidelines. 

Although outside transmission risk has been repeatedly found to low, participants should be aware of the risk of covid transmission with any group activity despite our safeguards.


Liability Statement: By signing up for and/or attending a bird walk/field trip sponsored by Mecklenburg Audubon, you acknowledge these activities may be hazardous. You agree you are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume any risk of physical injury or damage to your property.