"One-Time Wonders" Report
Each year, PBC member George Wheaton compiles a report of "unusual" bird sightings in Guilford County. In this new report, George delves into the historical data to list truly "rare" birds – species that have only been reported once in the past 100+ years. To read George's discussion of these "one time wonders," click here.
PBC is Soliciting Applications for its 2024 Minigrant Program
The PBC Minigrant Program announces its 11th year of investing in educational and conservation projects that promote the study and protection of birds and other natural resources in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Eligible projects are conducted by individuals, schools, or nonprofit organizations. PBC awards Minigrants up to $500 per project, based on a simple application process.
Minigrant projects can include a variety of activities, such as:
Applications are due December 5, 2023 for projects to be carried out in January – July, 2024. Click here for more information, including an Information Sheet with details about the program and the simple two-page application form.
Full details about each activity will be sent to PBC members via the email listserv. If you are not a PBC member and would like information about any of these activities, please check the PBC Yearbook or the online calendar or click here to send us an inquiry using the Contact Form.
Saturday, November 4 – Field Trip: Company Mill Preserve
Wednesday, November 8 – Field Trip: Greensboro Recycling Center Tour
Thursday, November 16 – Program: “Winging It: How Tree Swallows are Taking Over the World”
Saturday, November 18 – Field Trip: Guilford County Farm, Howerton Road
Saturday, December 2 – Field Trip: Audubon Natural Area
Thursday, December 7 – Social: Holiday Dinner & Members Photo Show
Saturday, December 16 – Citizen Science: Christmas Bird Count
Check Out Our Field Trip Reports
After a PBC field trip, the trip coordinator provides a short summary of the trip, including species seen and other interesting information. These are posted on the Field Trips 2023-24 page. Reports from last year's trips are on the Field Trips 2022-23 page. Check out the reports to see what we've been spotting.
To view reports from the full range of PBC activities from this year and prior years, see the listings under the Reports tab in the menu bar.
Looking for Places to Bird in Guilford County, NC?
Check out the Finding Birds in Guilford County section of our website. PBC member Dennis Burnette put together descriptions of 28 sites across the county that are publicly-accessible and present a variety of habitats for birding.
The site pages have driving instructions, a general description of the site, photos, and birds you might see. Many pages have a trail map for the site. There are also stop-by-stop instructions for a birding tour of Greensboro’s lakes.
Whether you’re a visitor, new to the area, or just looking for someplace different to go birding, the Finding Birds guide is a great resource. Click here to start checking out the locations.
Piedmont Young Birders
The Piedmont Young Birders is an organization for high school and middle school students, sponsored jointly by the Piedmont Bird Club and the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. It is an excellent opportunity for our members to share their love of birds and the natural world with the next generation. Meetings consist of a combination of guided activities to learn about birds and spending time discovering and identifying birds first-hand. Membership is open to students in the Triad area in grades 6-12.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here and send us an inquiry using the Contact Form.
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”