The Outer Banks of North Carolina might just be the best place to bird in the Carolinas during the fall and winter. These long, thin barrier islands, jutting far out into the ocean, provide important foraging and stopover habitat for hundreds of species of birds throughout the year. Bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound on the other, the open expanse of sandy shoreline, ocean, bays, lakes and impoundments attract migrating shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls by the thousands.

This tour is offered in partnership with Ventures Birding Tours, and will almost certaintly have participants from both Rockjumper and Ventures Birding.
Available spaces may be differ to those advertised on our website.

Tour Facts Top Birds
A wealth of waterfowl species including: Snow Goose; American Black Duck; Surf, White-winged & Black Scoters; Hooded & Red-breasted Mergansers; Canvasback; Redhead; American Wigeon; Ruddy & Ring-necked Ducks; Greater & Lesser Scaup; Northern Shoveler; Northern Pintail; Green-winged Teal and more, plus gulls (Greater & Lesser Black-backed, Bonaparte’s, Ring-billed, American Herring), various terns, rails and a selection of shorebirds and waders; Northern Harrier; Bald Eagle; American Kestrel; Merlin and Peregrine Falcon, warblers and many more.
Habitats Covered
barrier islands, sandy shoreline, ocean, bays, lakes and impoundments
Expected Climate
typically mild year-round, expect temperatures between 59°F (15°C) and 71°F (22C°)
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Ventures Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Photographic Opportunities
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This being my first Rockjumper tour, it far surpassed my expectations. Stephan was a fantastic guide, attentive to the entire group and making sure everyone had a good look at the bird in front of us (sometimes, several birds!) The depth of his knowledge along with his raport and friendly/kind demeanor made him feel more like a good friend on a bird walk - with tons of knowledge and ability on top of a love for birds. Thanks Stephan/Claudia and Rockjumper for providing an amazing experience!

We enjoyed the tor especially seeing so many warbler the first day. Stephan is a fantastic guide and makes sure that every participant gets a chance to see every bird, as much as possible. We never expected to see so many birds in Texas, and I credit Stephan with that achievement.

Stephan was an excellent guide and made sure everyone was able to see the birds and many times obtain photos. He was patient with the requests of the group members and facilitated an enjoyable experience for all. Claudia was a great addition to the team and we really appreciated her help finding birds in the scopes, identifying birds in the van, and working with Stephan to make sure our trip was as seamless as possible.

I just wanted you to know that the trip to Texas with Stefan and Claudia went fantastic. The birding was unbelievable and the logistics to pull that all off in such a large state as Texas were near flawless. Stefan is an amazing birder and his persistence and patience made certain everyone got on the birds; the views were amazing. Claudia was a great help for him and was fantastic at quickly getting the scope on the birds as well. It was all wonderful Rockjumper birding until you drop at its finest! On side notes, the food was great.

Stephan & Claudia were so hardworking, friendly & fun! And I feel their personal efforts made a huge impact for our first ever RJ birding tour, a success.

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