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The Carolina Bird Club is a non-profit organization that represents and supports the birding community in the Carolinas through its website, publications, meetings, workshops, trips, and partnerships, whose mission is


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The Carolina Bird Club, Inc., is a non-profit educational and scientific association open to anyone interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds.

The Club meets each winter, spring, and fall at different locations in the Carolinas. Meeting sites are selected to give participants an opportunity to see many different kinds of birds. Guided field trips and informative programs are combined for an exciting weekend of meeting with people who share an enthusiasm and concern for birds.

The Club offers research grants in avian biology for undergraduate and graduate students, and scholarships for young birders.

The Club publishes two print publications (now also available online). The Chat is a quarterly ornithological journal that contains scientific articles, reports of bird records committees and bird counts, and general field notes on bird sightings. CBC Newsletter is published bimonthly and includes birding articles and information about meetings, field trips, and Club news.

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Recent and current reports to the South Carolina Bird Records Committee

This page is for quick dissemination of current-year Bird Record Committee pending and completed decisions. Full decisions with context and rationale are published in annual reports in The Chat.

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Record NumberCommon NameLocationDateStatus of Report
2017-018American FlamingoMyrtle Beach State Park (Horry Co.)September 2017Pending
2018-001Harlequin DuckHuntington BeachJan 2018Pending
2018-002King Eideroffshore Georgetown CoNov 2017Pending
2018-003King EiderMyrtle BeachJan 2018Pending
2018-004Snowy OwlLake MurrayPending
2018-005Iceland GullHBSPJan 2018Pending
2018-006Hudsonian GodwitPending
2018-007RuffJasper CoFeb 2018Pending
2018-008Parasitic Jaeger (inland)Pending
2018-009Sooty Tern (inland)Pending
2018-010Sooty Tern (inland)Pending
2018-011Sooty Tern (inland)Pending
2018-012Brown BoobyBlufftonSep 2017Pending
2018-013Sprague's PipitKiawah IslandOct 2017Pending
2018-014Great KiskadeePending
2018-015Red-necked GrebeHBSPJan 2018Pending
2018-016Bullock's OrioleMt. PleasantFeb 2018Pending
2018-017Tufted DuckBull IslandFeb 2018Pending
2018-018RuffPending
2018-019Franklin's GullPending
2018-020Iceland GullBird IslandFeb 2018Pending
2018-021Snail KiteSavannah NWRApr 2018Pending
2018-022Say's PhoebeClemsonApr 2018Pending
2018-023LimpkinLake MarionAprp 2018Pending
2018-024Anna's X Calliope HummingbirdSpartanburgDec 2015Pending
2018-025Brown BoobyFurmanApr 2018Pending
2018-026King EiderPending
2018-027Shiny CowbirdPending
2018-028LimpkinSavannah NWRJul 2018Pending
2018-029LimpkinPending
2018-030Savannah SparrowHBSPJun 2018Pending
2018-031Warbling VireoMarlborough CoJul 2018Pending
2018-032Mourning WarblerAnderson CoSept 2018Pending
2018-033Burrowing OwlBeaufort CoJul 2018Pending