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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.

Record NumberCommon NameLocationDateStatus of Report
2016-001Scott's OrioleSix MileJan 2016Accepted
2016-002Thayer's GullHorry County LandfillJan 2016Accepted
2016-003BrantTom Yawkey Wildlife CenterDec 2015Accepted
2016-004Western GrebeBotany Bay WMAJan 2016Accepted
2016-005Western GrebeBulls IslandJan 2016Accepted
2016-007Burrowing OwlKiawah IslandJan-Mar 2016Accepted
2016-008Yellow-green VireoKiawah IslandSept 2016Accepted
2016-009Brown BoobyStrom Thurmond LakeAccepted
2016-010Masked DuckSavannah NWRNov 1973Not Accepted
2016-011Black GuillemotHuntington Beach SPNov-Dec 2016Accepted
2016-012Red-tailed Hawk (Krider's)Georgetown Co.Accepted
2016-013Bell's VireoKiawah Island5 Sep 2016Accepted
2016-014Bell's VireoKiawah Island12 Sep 2016Accepted
2016-015Bell's VireoKiawah Island30 Sep 2016Accepted
2016-016Mourning WarblerKiawah IslandSep 2016Accepted
2016-017Snail KiteGreenvilleNov-Dec 2016Accepted
2016-018Bell's VireoSullivans Island21 Sep 2016Pending
2016-019Golden-winged WarblerCharleston Co.Feb 2016Pending
2017-001King EiderGeorgetownNov 2015Pending
2017-002Pacific LoonPawleys IslandDec 2016Pending
2017-003Wood ThrushSantee Coastal ReserveFeb 2017Pending
2017-004Great KiskadeeBear Island WMAFeb 2017Pending