Date: 6/29/20 1:43 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: CBC Birding NC guide
I want to clarify what Harry said. The Birding North Carolina book was in fact a project of the Carolina Bird Club. The impetus for the book came from the club, and I believe that the club recruited the two authors who then did the work.

Kent Fiala

On 6/29/2020 12:45 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> 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 sites.
>
> It is still available from booksellers, such as:
>
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birding-North-Carolina-Premier-Locations/dp/0762731346/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3DRH1ZBFAZBW7&dchild=1&keywords=birding*north*carolina&qid=1593448197sprefix=Birding*North*Carolina*2Caps*2C159&sr=8-5__;KysrKyUl!!OToaGQ!_M-ZtpqhCKBiFC7B1mef3NYIJ0mPClsdI8WE4LRYoLDu7N2V34uhPl-MMOb-SoMiVTA$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birding-North-Carolina-Premier-Locations/dp/0762731346/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3DRH1ZBFAZBW7&dchild=1&keywords=birding*north*carolina&qid=1593448197&sprefix=Birding*North*Carolina*2Caps*2C159&sr=8-5__;KysrKyUl!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvby0NhnoVg$>
>
> Note that the two very detailed UNC Press birding guides:
> _Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains_, by Mark Simpson; 1992
>
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Blue-Ridge-Mountains-Neighboring/dp/0807843636/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2X6AD4XM1K801&dchild=1&keywords=birds*of*the*blue*ridge*mountains&qid=1593448638&sprefix=Birds*the*Blue*Ridge*Mountains*2Caps*2C155&sr=8-2__;KysrKysrKysrJSU!!OToaGQ!_M-ZtpqhCKBiFC7B1mef3NYIJ0mPClsdI8WE4LRYoLDu7N2V34uhPl-MMOb-Oz4S5_Q$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Blue-Ridge-Mountains-Neighboring/dp/0807843636/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2X6AD4XM1K801&dchild=1&keywords=birds*of*the*blue*ridge*mountains&qid=1593448638&sprefix=Birds*the*Blue*Ridge*Mountains*2Caps*2C155&sr=8-2__;KysrKysrKysrJSU!!OToaGQ!4YTsZ90DdBy7HuC1AXzKumnacSJQv9m1TSXZlEgjKwSjktlQbmA1RIgOyvbyPc-o2ms$>
>
> and _A Birder's Guide to Coastal North Carolina_, by John Fussell (1994)
>
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birders-Guide-Coastal-North-Carolina/dp/0807844535/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2VAVS41T1ML1T&dchild=1&keywords=birds*of*coastal*north*carolina&qid=1593448829&sprefix=birds*of*the*North*carolina*coast*2Caps*2C158&sr=8-5__;KysrKysrKysrJSU!!OToaGQ!_M-ZtpqhCKBiFC7B1mef3NYIJ0mPClsdI8WE4LRYoLDu7N2V34uhPl-MMOb-t6Y5Wdo$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/Birders-Guide-Coastal-North-Carolina/dp/0807844535/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2VAVS41T1ML1T&dchild=1&keywords=birds*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
> Raleigh
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM Kevin Hudson <carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
>
> 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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