Buckeye Recreation Area is a North Carolina Mountain Birding Site
Approximately 127 bird species can be found on Beech Mountain throughout the year. Because of this great abundance of species, the High Country Audubon Society has recognized the Buckeye Lake Recreation Area as one of two “hot spots” in the area.
Birding enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the Buckeye Lake Recreation Area, as well as a number of other areas on the mountain. Many of Beech Mountain’s natural bird habitats are easily accessible thanks to the town's extensive network of trails.
Some trails - such as the Pond Creek Trail - even have interpretative guide stations at which you can stop to learn about the animals and flora/fauna of Beech Mountain.
To pick up a free birding checklist, drop by the Beech Mountain Visitors Center at 403-A Beech Mountain Parkway.