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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.

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Carolinas review lists

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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.

In these lists, if the review status is shown as "!", it means that the species is not recorded in the state and thus is not formally on the review list, but like any unrecorded species is implicitly a full review species. If the review status is blank, the species has been recorded in the state and is not a review species.

Checklist of North Carolina Birds

Checklist of South Carolina Birds

Common nameSC review statusNC review status
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckInland only
Fulvous Whistling-DuckFull
BrantFull
Barnacle GooseFullFull
Cackling GooseFull
Trumpeter SwanFullInland only
Garganey!Full
Cinnamon TealInland onlyInland only
Mottled DuckInland onlyInland only
White-cheeked Pintail!Full
Tufted DuckFullFull
King EiderFullInland only
Common EiderInland onlyInland only
Harlequin DuckFullInland only
White-winged ScoterInland only
Black ScoterInland only
Common MerganserFull
Masked Duck!Full
Ring-necked PheasantFull
Ruffed GrouseDownstate only
American FlamingoFull!
Chilean FlamingoFull!
Red-necked GrebeFull
Western GrebeFullInland only
Clark's Grebe!Full
Band-tailed PigeonFullFull
African Collared-DoveFull!
White-winged DoveMountains only
Smooth-billed AniFullFull
Groove-billed AniFullFull
Lesser Nighthawk!Full
Antillean Nighthawk!Full
Cypseloides Swift sp.!Full
Common Swift!Full
Mexican Violetear!Full
Green-breasted Mango!Full
Blue-throated Mountain-gemFull!
Black-chinned HummingbirdFullMountains only
Anna's HummingbirdFullFull
Broad-tailed Hummingbird!Full
Allen's HummingbirdFullFull
Calliope HummingbirdFull
Cuban EmeraldFull!
Broad-billed HummingbirdFullFull
Buff-bellied HummingbirdFullFull
Yellow RailFull
Black RailInland only
Clapper RailMountains only
LimpkinFull
Whooping CraneFullFull
Northern LapwingFullFull
Common Ringed Plover!Full
Wilson's PloverInland onlyInland only
Mountain PloverFullFull
Snowy PloverFullInland only
Whimbrel (European)!Full
Eskimo CurlewFull!
Long-billed CurlewInland only
Bar-tailed Godwit!Full
Black-tailed GodwitFullFull
Hudsonian GodwitFull
RuffInland only
Sharp-tailed SandpiperFullFull
Curlew SandpiperFullInland only
Red-necked StintFull!
Purple SandpiperInland onlyInland only
Baird's SandpiperFull
Little Stint!Full
Buff-breasted SandpiperSpring only
Spotted RedshankFullFull
Red PhalaropeInland only
Great SkuaFullInland only
South Polar SkuaFullInland only
Pomarine JaegerInland onlyMountains only
Parasitic JaegerInland onlyMountains only
Long-tailed JaegerFullMountains only
DovekieFullInland only
Common MurreFullFull
Thick-billed MurreFullInland only
RazorbillInland onlyInland only
Black GuillemotFullFull
Long-billed MurreletFullFull
Atlantic Puffin!Inland only
Black-legged KittiwakeInland onlyInland only
Sabine's GullFull
Black-headed GullFullMountains only
Little GullFullMountains only
Franklin's GullFull
Black-tailed Gull!Full
Mew Gull!Full
California GullInland only
Iceland GullFullMountains only
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)FullInland only
Lesser Black-backed GullMountains only
Slaty-backed Gull!Full
Glaucous GullInland onlyMountains only
Great Black-backed GullMountains only
Brown NoddyFullInland only
Sooty TernInland onlyMountains only
Bridled TernInland onlyMountains only
Least TernMountains only
Gull-billed TernInland only
White-winged TernFullFull
Roseate TernFullInland only
Common TernInland only
Arctic TernFullInland only
Royal TernInland onlyMountains only
Sandwich TernInland onlyMountains only
Black SkimmerMountains only
White-tailed TropicbirdFullMountains only
Red-billed TropicbirdFullInland only
Pacific LoonFullInland only
Yellow-nosed Albatross!Full
Black-browed Albatross!Full
Wilson's Storm-PetrelInland onlyInland only
White-faced Storm-Petrel!Inland only
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel!Full
European Storm-Petrel!Inland only
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel!Full
Leach's Storm-PetrelFullInland only
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelFullInland only
Northern FulmarFullInland only
Trindade PetrelFullInland only
Bermuda Petrel!Inland only
Black-capped PetrelInland onlyInland only
Fea's PetrelFullInland only
Zino's Petrel!Full
Tahiti Petrel!Full
Bulwer's Petrel!Full
Cory's ShearwaterInland onlyInland only
Cory's Shearwater (Scopoli's)FullFull
Cape Verde Shearwater!Full
Sooty ShearwaterFullInland only
Great ShearwaterInland onlyInland only
Manx ShearwaterFullInland only
Audubon's ShearwaterInland onlyInland only
Magnificent FrigatebirdInland onlyInland only
Masked BoobyFullInland only
Brown BoobyFullInland only
Red-footed BoobyFull!
Northern GannetInland onlyInland only
Great CormorantInland onlyMountains only
American White PelicanMountains only
Brown PelicanInland only
Little Egret!Full
Reddish EgretInland onlyInland only
Scarlet IbisFull!
White-faced IbisFullInland only
White-tailed KiteFullFull
Northern GoshawkFull
Snail KiteFullFull
Short-tailed HawkFull!
Swainson's HawkFullMountains only
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)!Full
Rough-legged HawkFull
Snowy OwlFull
Burrowing OwlFullFull
Long-eared OwlFull
Northern Saw-whet OwlFull
Red-cockaded WoodpeckerMountains only
Ivory-billed WoodpeckerFull
Crested CaracaraFullFull
Gyrfalcon!Full
Prairie FalconFull!
Monk ParakeetFullFull
Green ParakeetFull!
BudgerigarFull!
Ash-throated FlycatcherFullInland only
Tropical KingbirdFullFull
Gray KingbirdInland onlyMountains only
Fork-tailed FlycatcherFullFull
Alder FlycatcherFull
Great KiskadeeFull!
Gray Flycatcher!Full
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)!Full
Say's PhoebeFullInland only
Vermilion FlycatcherFullFull
Northern Shrike!Full
Bell's VireoFullInland only
Yellow-green VireoFull!
Black-whiskered VireoFullInland only
Black-billed MagpieFull!
House CrowFull!
Common RavenCoastal only
Violet-green Swallow!Full
Cave SwallowFullMountains only
Black-capped ChickadeeFullDownstate only
BushtitFull!
Bewick's WrenFullFull
Northern WheatearFullFull
Mountain Bluebird!Full
Townsend's SolitaireFullFull
Bicknell's ThrushFullInland only
Varied ThrushFullFull
Sage Thrasher!Full
Village WeaverFull!
White WagtailFullFull
Sprague's PipitFullFull
Brambling!Full
Pine GrosbeakFullFull
Common RedpollFull
White-winged CrossbillFull
Lesser Goldfinch!Full
European GoldfinchFull!
Chestnut-collared Longspur!Full
Smith's LongspurFullFull
Cassin's Sparrow!Full
Bachman's SparrowMountains only
Lark BuntingFullFull
American Tree SparrowFull
Golden-crowned SparrowFullFull
Harris's SparrowFullFull
Seaside SparrowInland only
Nelson's SparrowInland only
Saltmarsh SparrowInland onlyInland only
Green-tailed TowheeFullFull
Spotted TowheeFullFull
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)!Full
Western MeadowlarkFullFull
Hooded Oriole!Full
TroupialFull!
Bullock's OrioleFullMountains only
Scott's OrioleFullFull
Shiny CowbirdFullInland only
Boat-tailed GrackleInland onlyInland only
MacGillivray's WarblerFull
Mourning WarblerFull
Kirtland's WarblerFullDownstate only
Black-throated Gray WarblerFullFull
Townsend's Warbler!Full
Black-headed GrosbeakFullMountains only
Lazuli BuntingFullFull
Painted BuntingMountains only
Red-crested CardinalFull!

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