The following resources provide helpful information on various topics including bird identification, volunteer opportunities, and conservation efforts.
Bird Identification and Sightings Records:
eBird — view and share bird sightings via this easy-to-use program
Birds of North Carolina — an impressive "compendium" of bird records for NC
Regional and Local Bird Clubs:
Herps, Leps, and Odes (or, Reptiles and Amphibians, Butterflies and Moths, and Dragonflies and Damselflies):