The Bald Head Island Conservancy is an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and education of the natural environment of Bald Head Island, located off the coast of North Carolina. One of the many ways the Conservancy achieves its mission is through birding tours, which are an excellent opportunity for both seasoned birders and novices to observe the incredible diversity of birds that inhabit the island.
Bald Head Island has been designated an “Important Bird Area” by the Audubon Society due to the wide variety of bird species that can be found here. The island’s diverse habitats, which include maritime forests, salt marshes, dunes, and beaches, provide homes for many bird species, including both resident and migratory birds.
During the guided birding tour, visitors will have the chance to observe and learn about many different bird species that call the island home, such as herons, egrets, pelicans, and ospreys. Visitors will be provided with binoculars and birding field guides, making it easy to spot and identify various bird species. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and skill levels, including those who have never been birding before.
In addition to the birding tours, the Bald Head Island Conservancy also offers a range of educational programs, research initiatives, and conservation efforts to protect the island’s unique natural environment. By participating in these programs, visitors can learn about the importance of protecting the natural world and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the biodiversity of Bald Head Island.
Meet at the Conservancy. Personal golf cart transportation is required.