About the Club

Mission Statement

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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South Carolina review list

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The Bird Records Committees request that any observation of a species on the state's review list be reported in detail. If the review status is "Full", an observation anywhere in the state, at any time, should be reported. If the review status is conditional, e.g. "Inland only", observations that match the condition should be reported. It goes without saying that sightings of species that are not on the state list at all should also be reported.

Checklist of South Carolina Birds

Common nameSC review status
Fulvous Whistling-DuckFull
Barnacle GooseFull
Cackling GooseFull
Trumpeter SwanFull
Whooper SwanFull
Egyptian GooseFull
Cinnamon TealInland only
Mottled DuckInland only
Tufted DuckFull
King EiderFull
Common EiderInland only
Harlequin DuckFull
Black ScoterInland only
Common MerganserFull
Ring-necked PheasantFull
American FlamingoFull
Chilean FlamingoFull
Red-necked GrebeFull
Western GrebeFull
Band-tailed PigeonFull
African Collared-DoveFull
Smooth-billed AniFull
Groove-billed AniFull
Blue-throated Mountain-gemFull
Black-chinned HummingbirdFull
Anna's HummingbirdFull
Calliope HummingbirdFull
Allen's HummingbirdFull
Broad-tailed HummingbirdFull
Cuban EmeraldFull
Broad-billed HummingbirdFull
Buff-bellied HummingbirdFull
Purple SwamphenFull
Yellow RailFull
Black RailInland only
Whooping CraneFull
Northern LapwingFull
Wilson's PloverInland only
Mountain PloverFull
Snowy PloverFull
Eskimo CurlewFull
Bar-tailed GodwitFull
Black-tailed GodwitFull
Hudsonian GodwitFull
Sharp-tailed SandpiperFull
Curlew SandpiperFull
Red-necked StintFull
Purple SandpiperInland only
Baird's SandpiperFull
Little StintFull
Spotted RedshankFull
Red PhalaropeInland only
Great SkuaFull
South Polar SkuaFull
Pomarine JaegerInland only
Parasitic JaegerInland only
Long-tailed JaegerFull
Common MurreFull
Thick-billed MurreFull
RazorbillInland only
Black GuillemotFull
Long-billed MurreletFull
Black-legged KittiwakeInland only
Sabine's GullFull
Black-headed GullFull
Little GullFull
Franklin's GullFull
Heermann's GullFull
Iceland GullFull
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)Full
Glaucous GullInland only
Brown NoddyFull
Sooty TernInland only
Bridled TernInland only
White-winged TernFull
Roseate TernFull
Common TernInland only
Arctic TernFull
Sandwich TernInland only
White-tailed TropicbirdFull
Red-billed TropicbirdFull
Pacific LoonFull
Wilson's Storm-PetrelInland only
Leach's Storm-PetrelFull
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelFull
Northern FulmarFull
Trindade PetrelFull
Black-capped PetrelInland only
Fea's PetrelFull
Cory's ShearwaterInland only
Cory's Shearwater (Scopoli's)Full
Sooty ShearwaterFull
Great ShearwaterInland only
Manx ShearwaterFull
Audubon's ShearwaterInland only
Magnificent FrigatebirdInland only
Masked BoobyFull
Brown BoobyFull
Red-footed BoobyFull
Northern GannetInland only
Great CormorantInland only
Brown PelicanInland only
Reddish EgretInland only
Scarlet IbisFull
White-faced IbisFull
White-tailed KiteFull
American GoshawkFull
Snail KiteFull
Short-tailed HawkFull
Swainson's HawkFull
Rough-legged HawkFull
Snowy OwlFull
Burrowing OwlFull
Long-eared OwlFull
Northern Saw-whet OwlFull
Ivory-billed WoodpeckerFull
Crested CaracaraFull
Prairie FalconFull
Monk ParakeetFull
Green ParakeetFull
Ash-throated FlycatcherInland only
Great KiskadeeFull
Tropical KingbirdFull
Gray KingbirdInland only
Fork-tailed FlycatcherFull
Alder FlycatcherFull
Say's PhoebeFull
Vermilion FlycatcherFull
Bell's VireoFull
Yellow-green VireoFull
Black-whiskered VireoFull
Black-billed MagpieFull
House CrowFull
Black-capped ChickadeeFull
Bewick's WrenFull
Sage ThrasherFull
Townsend's SolitaireFull
Bicknell's ThrushFull
Varied ThrushFull
Northern WheatearFull
Village WeaverFull
Scaly-breasted MuniaFull
Tricolored MuniaFull
White WagtailFull
Sprague's PipitFull
Pine GrosbeakFull
Common RedpollFull
White-winged CrossbillFull
European GoldfinchFull
Smith's LongspurFull
Lark BuntingFull
American Tree SparrowFull
Golden-crowned SparrowFull
Harris's SparrowFull
Nelson's SparrowInland only
Saltmarsh SparrowInland only
Green-tailed TowheeFull
Spotted TowheeFull
Western MeadowlarkFull
Venezuelan TroupialFull
Bullock's OrioleFull
Scott's OrioleFull
Shiny CowbirdFull
Bronzed CowbirdFull
Mourning WarblerFull
Kirtland's WarblerFull
Black-throated Gray WarblerFull
Townsend's WarblerFull
Black-headed GrosbeakFull
Lazuli BuntingFull
Red-crested CardinalFull

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