Date: 6/29/20 9:46 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: CBC Birding NC guide
I want to clarify what Kevin said. The *Birding North Carolina *book is
not a Carolina Bird Club book/guide; it is one of the state/regional bird
and other outdoor activity guides called "A Falcon Guide". The cover does
say "With contributions from the members of the Carolina Bird Club". The
editors of the book are Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns. I wrote the
Foreward for the book, but dozens of others wrote the many chapters/birding

It is still available from booksellers, such as:*north*carolina&qid=1593448197sprefix=Birding*North*Carolina*2Caps*2C159&sr=8-5__;KysrKyUl!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvbyWKKwtAA$
<*north*carolina&qid=1593448197&sprefix=Birding*North*Carolina*2Caps*2C159&sr=8-5__;KysrKyUl!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvby0NhnoVg$ >

Note that the two very detailed UNC Press birding guides:
*Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains*, by Mark Simpson; 1992*of*the*blue*ridge*mountains&qid=1593448638&sprefix=Birds*the*Blue*Ridge*Mountains*2Caps*2C155&sr=8-2__;KysrKysrKysrJSU!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvbyPc-o2ms$

and *A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina*, by John Fussell (1994)*of*coastal*north*carolina&qid=1593448829&sprefix=birds*of*the*North*carolina*coast*2Caps*2C158&sr=8-5__;KysrKysrKysrJSU!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvbyTqR-V2g$

are still in print. Most NC birders should have these latter two already,
as they contain much more details and many excellent maps, even though some
information may be dated. They still work very well!

Harry LeGrand

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM Kevin Hudson <carolinabirds...>

> My wife has sent me up to mountains for Father's day the past 5-ish years,
> and I've always planned my trip using CBC Birding NC guide - just a
> random dumb luck purchase someone gave me for birthday years ago.
> I usually start at MM 270 looking for ceruleans, and work my way down to
> Devils Courthouse over course of a week or so. I'm OCD and try to stop at
> EVERY overlook, even if for just 5 minutes.
> Since all the campsites on the Parkway are closed, I had to change my
> plans (and my OCD does not like that!) and improvise, adapt & overcome! I
> ended up camping in TN and going to Roan Mtn. chasing golden-wing warblers,
> and spent some time on backside of Craggy Gardens on Stoney Fork Rd.
> All that to say, reading through contributor credits and seeing so many
> familiar names, AND seeing that guide was published in 2005, I had this not
> quite sinful level of envy for all of you who spent your time wisely
> birding instead of destroying your knees running marathons, then taking up
> birding when you couldn't run anymore but needed to be outside.
> Regardless, thanks to all of you who worked on 2005 edition. You help
> keep my wife from killing me for at least 7 days per year!
> Regards,
> Kevin Hudson
> Raleigh NC

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