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Birding Trails

Edenton and Chowan County, North Carolina have several birding trails. Bring your binoculars and bird guide book, and enjoy adding to your life list.

 

Bennett's Millpond

Species: Anhinga, blue heron, hooded merganser, hooded warbler, prothonotary warbler, summer tanager, wading birds

Open daily during daylight hours. Parking, boardwalks and trails at launch area. Gravel access road with concrete boat launch and dock near dam - use caution. Primitive on-site camping available.

Contact:Edenton-Chowan Parks and Recreation Department
Phone:252-482-8595
Website:www.ncsu.edu/paddletrails
Location:Rocky Hock Road, west of NC 32 and north of Edenton.
Map:See location on map

 

Catherine and Warwick Creeks Paddle Trail

Species: Blue heron, great crested fly-catcher, prothonotary warbler, wading birds

Parking for a few vehicles at launch area. Paddlers are encouraged to leave vehicles at NC Wildlife Resources ramp on Chowan River take-out. Holladay's Island in the middle of the river offers additional paddling and camping opportunities.

Contact:Edenton-Chowan Parks and Recreation Department
Phone:252-482-8595
Website:www.ncsu.edu/paddletrails
Location:Put-in at Cannon's Ferry Road (SR 1232) Bridge, north of Edenton.
Map:See location on map

 

Edenton National Fish Hatchery

Species: Bald Eagle, prothonotary warbler, shorebirds, wading birds, wintering waterfowl

Open year-round 7 am—3 pm; parking available on site.

Contact:US Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone:252-482-4118
Website:www.fws.gov/edenton
Location:1102 West Queen Street (US 17 Business), Edenton, NC 27932
Map:See location on map

 

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