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NC State Extension

Birder Friendly Business


The North Carolina Birding Trail (NCBT) links 300+ bird watching sites and birders with communities, businesses, and educational attractions. But it is more than lines on a map, and birders do more than seek out rare birds. They help others learn about birds; they help scientists collect data; and they can benefit local economies.

NC Birding TrailThe North Carolina Birding Trail is a network in many ways, for the benefit of all. Watch our short video with Lena Gallitano sharing the story of the NCBT’s development and implementation as well as why nature-based tourists, particularly birders, can be a lucrative travel market.