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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.

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Recent Sightings

The most timely sources of information about current sightings of birds both rare and common in the Carolinas are the carolinabirds mailing list and eBird. The most recent carolinabirds messages can be found at American Birding Association Birding News.

The list of eBird reviewers for the Carolinas is here.


Notable sightings that have been reported to eBird for recent dates.

“Notable” sightings are submitted to an eBird reviewer for confirmation. Only those sightings with a check mark by the species name have so far been confirmed; others are pending confirmation.

For a more localized report, click
Nearby notable sightings

(Skip to South Carolina sightings)

North Carolina notable sightings

July 21

1Common LoonJulian Price Memorial Park--Price Lake
 Steve DowlanWatauga County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3994,-82.5180)
 Shelley RutkinHenderson County map checklist
1Egyptian GooseMills River WTP
 bob butlerHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Hooded MerganserEcusta Pond (private)
 Michael PlauchéTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Hooded MerganserEcusta Pond (private)
 Frank PTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Little Blue HeronGrandview Lane
 Ron SelveyHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Durham Co)
 Matt SpanglerDurham County hotspot info checklist
1Tricolored Heron Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Durham Co)
 Matt SpanglerDurham County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate SpoonbillNew River Inlet
 Brad DolakOnslow County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co)
 Matt SpanglerChatham County hotspot info checklist
5DickcisselNorth River Farms (permission required)
 Nancy HoulihanCarteret County hotspot info checklist

July 20

3Roseate Spoonbill Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co)
 Jonathan CantrellChatham County hotspot info checklist
1Tricolored Heron Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co)
 Jonathan CantrellChatham County hotspot info checklist
1Western Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate SpoonbillN Rugby Road Wetland
 Diane LombardiHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbillroseate spoonbill spot
 Trevor SleightHenderson County map checklist
1Painted Bunting1248 US Highway 64 E, Plymouth US-NC (35.8649,-76.7254)
 joanne priestWashington County map checklist
1Painted Bunting 501 Marine Rd, Morehead City US-NC (34.7143,-76.6815) radio island
 Nancy HoulihanCarteret County map checklist
1Hooded MerganserEcusta Pond (private)
 Michael PlauchéTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Common LoonJulian Price Memorial Park--Price Lake
 Margaret DunsonWatauga County hotspot info checklist
1Green-winged Teal Cane Creek Reservoir (entrance on NC-54 west of Stanford Rd.)
 Lucretia KinneyOrange County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 L SkrabecGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 L SkrabecGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker Croatan NF--Millis Rd. Savanna
 Nancy HoulihanCarteret County hotspot info checklist

July 19

3Red-cockaded Woodpecker Croatan NF--Patsy Pond Nature Trail
 caleb bronsinkCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1Common LoonJulian Price Memorial Park--Price Lake
 sheryl mcnairWatauga County hotspot info checklist
1Horned Lark Lake Twitty
 Phillip CovingtonUnion County hotspot info checklist
1American CootLake Junaluska
 Howard BrowersHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Roseate Spoonbill Rachel Carson Reserve
 Paula GillikinCarteret County map checklist
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Tricolored Heron Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Durham Co)
 Paul TaillieDurham County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Andrew ThorntonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Warbling Vireo Howerton Rd.
 Andrew ThorntonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Lesser Black-backed Gull NC-ISS-Plot 49
 gilbert grantOnslow County map checklist

July 18

1White Ibis Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co)
 Mark KosiewskiChatham County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Jordan Lake--New Hope Creek arm (Chatham Co)
 Jonathan CantrellChatham County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill2178 North Rugby Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina, US (35.4, -82.517)
 Steve FrohockHenderson County map checklist
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker Croatan NF--Patsy Pond Nature Trail
 Jenny LarsonCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1Common LoonJulian Price Memorial Park--Price Lake
 Thomas McNeilWatauga County hotspot info checklist
1Egyptian GooseLake Julian Park
 Claire HerzogBuncombe County hotspot info checklist
1White-cheeked PintailLake Julian Park
 Claire HerzogBuncombe County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3993,-82.5179)
 John BallHenderson County map checklist
2Red-breasted NuthatchBlue Ridge Parkway--MP 266
 Guy McGraneWilkes County map checklist
4Red CrossbillBlue Ridge Parkway--MP 266
 Guy McGraneWilkes County map checklist
3Dickcissel Howerton Rd.
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
3Dickcissel Howerton Rd.
 Ann Van SantGuilford County hotspot info checklist
6Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 don pellyGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Karen HoganGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White Ibis Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 don pellyGuilford County hotspot info checklist
6Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Karen HoganGuilford County hotspot info checklist

July 17

3Roseate Spoonbill Cape Hatteras NS--Salt Pond
 Elizabeth WilkinsDare County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Cape Hatteras NS--Salt Pond
 Coen van MontfransDare County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate SpoonbillRugby Road Wetlands
 Logan ParkerHenderson County map checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill2916–2920 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3999,-82.5177)
 Doug JohnstonHenderson County map checklist
1Common LoonJulian Price Memorial Park--Price Lake
 Elizabeth TrottWatauga County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate SpoonbillN. Rugby Road
 Judith DavisHenderson County map checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3996,-82.5179)
 Claire HerzogHenderson County map checklist
2Roseate SpoonbillN Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3994,-82.5176), Henderson,
 Jeffrey BaileyHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3998,-82.5179)
 Tim NovakHenderson County map checklist
1Egyptian GooseMills River WTP
 Tim NovakHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Little Blue HeronMud Bot
 Wayne ForsytheHenderson County map checklist
1Little Blue HeronGrandview Lane
 Ron SelveyHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate SpoonbillNorth Rugby Road Swamp
 Michael RobertsonHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2392–2914 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3988,-82.5181)
 james polingHenderson County map checklist
3Yellow-rumped WarblerBlack Balsam Rd
 Marilyn WestphalHaywood County map checklist
3Yellow-rumped WarblerBlack Balsam Rd
 Marcus SimpsonHaywood County map checklist
2DickcisselBaldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White IbisBaldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White IbisBaldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Ann Van SantGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2DickcisselBaldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Ann Van SantGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Egyptian GooseMills River WTP
 Michael RobertsonHenderson County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Cape Hatteras NS--Salt Pond
 Karen LebingDare County hotspot info checklist

July 16

1Roseate Spoonbill Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd.
 Alysia RichardWake County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2916–2920 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3994,-82.5178)
 G IveyHenderson County map checklist
8American Avocet Mills River WTP
 Kevin BurkeHenderson County hotspot info checklist
8American Avocet Mills River Water Treatment Plant, 4037 Haywood Road, Mills River, North Carolina, US (35.378, -82.546)
 Vicky BurkeHenderson County map checklist
8American Avocet Mills River WTP
 Gary HarbourHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Sharp-shinned Hawk Fearrington Village
 Jonathan CantrellChatham County hotspot info checklist
8American Avocet Mills River WTP
 Ron SelveyHenderson County hotspot info checklist
8American Avocet Mills River WTP
 Wayne ForsytheHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Anhinga Pee Dee NWR
 Ann StinelyAnson County hotspot info checklist
1Little Blue Heron Mud Bot
 Wayne ForsytheHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Mud Creek marsh
 John KoonHenderson County map checklist
1Egyptian GooseMills River WTP
 Michael RobertsonHenderson County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3994,-82.5176)
 Gary HarbourHenderson County map checklist
1Roseate Spoonbill Cape Hatteras National Seashore
 Greg HudsonDare County map checklist
3Roseate SpoonbillNorth Rugby Road Swamp
 Michael RobertsonHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2918 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3991,-82.5172)
 Kevin BurkeHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2271–2379 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3990,-82.5180)
 Simon RB ThompsonHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill North Rugby Road Hendersonsville, NC
 Timothy CarstensHenderson County map checklist

July 15

3Roseate Spoonbill 2178 North Rugby Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina, US (35.399, -82.518)
 Vicky BurkeHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2918 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3992,-82.5177)
 Clifton AveryHenderson County map checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill 2918 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3991,-82.5172)
 Kevin BurkeHenderson County map checklist
1American Avocet Mills River WTP
 Judith DavisHenderson County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill swamp across from Riverstone
 Judith DavisHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Mud Creek wetland
 Elizabeth FittsHenderson County map checklist
1American Coot Lake Junaluska
 Howard BrowersHaywood County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Jordan Lake--Morgan Creek arm (seasonal mudflats)
 Robert RybczynskiChatham County hotspot info checklist
3Blue-headed Vireo Crowders Mountain State Park
 Steven TracyGaston County hotspot info checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill 2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3996,-82.5179)
 Claire HerzogHenderson County map checklist
2Roseate Spoonbill North Rugby Rd. Swamp
 Denise HargroveHenderson County map checklist
1Roseate Spoonbill 2178 North Rugby Rd., Hendersonville
 Catherine FordHenderson County map checklist
1Black Tern Mills River WTP
 Ron SelveyHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Roseate Spoonbill North Rugby Road
 Ron SelveyHenderson County map checklist
1Black Tern Mills River WTP
 Catherine FordHenderson County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill 2381–2567 N Rugby Rd, Hendersonville US-NC (35.3997,-82.5178)
 Tim NovakHenderson County map checklist
1Bobolink Pocosin Lakes NWR--Pungo Unit
 Ricky DavisWashington County hotspot info checklist
1Painted Bunting Sugarloaf Island
 John FussellCarteret County map checklist
4Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah NF--Black Balsam Knob
 Brad SaleHaywood County hotspot info checklist
4Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah NF--Black Balsam Knob
 Evan FarmerHaywood County hotspot info checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill Mud Creek wetland on No. Rugby Rd.
 bob butlerHenderson County map checklist
3Roseate Spoonbill North Rugby Road
 Wayne ForsytheHenderson County map checklist

July 14

3Roseate Spoonbill 2178 North Rugby Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina, US (35.4, -82.518)
 Vicky BurkeHenderson County map checklist
12White Ibis Forest Hills
 Nancy WilliamsonMoore County map checklist
2American Avocet Mills River Water Treatment Plant, 4037 Haywood Road, Mills River, North Carolina, US (35.378, -82.546)
 Vicky BurkeHenderson County map checklist

South Carolina notable sightings

July 21

1Lesser YellowlegsPond at 2 Michelin Boulevard
 Steve PattersonAnderson County map checklist
4Black-bellied Whistling-Duck1218–1848 Barton Rd, Fairfax US-SC (32.9646,-81.2989)
 Allison LeighAllendale County map checklist
4Black-bellied Whistling-Duck1218–1848 Barton Rd, Fairfax US-SC (32.9646,-81.2989)
 Jared HambyAllendale County map checklist
3Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens)319–1217 Barton Rd, Fairfax US-SC (32.9648,-81.2988) kite site allendale
 Jeff KlineAllendale County map checklist
1Merlin142 Shadow Brook Dr, Summerville US-SC (33.0375,-80.0919)
 Edward PattenBerkeley County map checklist
1Baltimore Oriole(33.0826,-81.5419)
 Mark HoffmanAllendale County map checklist
1Piping PloverHunting Island SP
 Matt JohnsonBeaufort County hotspot info checklist

July 20

1Common Ground-Dove railroad at Kathwood Rd and Silver Bluff/ Hwy 302
 Carol EldridgeAiken County map checklist
1Limpkin Savannah NWR--Laurel Hill Wildlife Dr
 Jared HambyJasper County hotspot info checklist
1Limpkin Savannah NWR--Laurel Hill Wildlife Dr
 Allison LeighJasper County hotspot info checklist
2White-winged DoveUnited States
 Tanja WarrenHorry County map checklist

July 19

1Piping Plover Seabrook Island
 Jonathan CauthenCharleston County map checklist
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker SC BERK FMNF C82?
 bob dellingerBerkeley County map checklist
1Blue-headed VireoRosebank Farms
 Jake ZadikCharleston County map checklist

July 18

1Red-cockaded Woodpecker FMNFC87
 bob dellingerBerkeley County map checklist
1Limpkin Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)
 Rebecca JordanRichland County hotspot info checklist

July 17

1Limpkin Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)
 Shawn Smolen-MortonRichland County hotspot info checklist

July 16

1Least SandpiperDobbins Farm, Townville SC (sensitive site - respect farm operations)
 Steve PattersonAnderson County hotspot info checklist
1Royal Tern Overton Beach Park
 Brad SaleBerkeley County map checklist
1Snowy EgretNew Grange Farm
 Marbry HopkinsCherokee County map checklist
1Limpkin Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)
 Kathleen O'GradyRichland County hotspot info checklist
1Limpkin Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)
 Julie MobleyRichland County hotspot info checklist
1Limpkin Congaree NP (Congaree Swamp)
 Jonathan ManchesterRichland County hotspot info checklist

July 15

1Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 418 State Road S-11-137, Gaffney, South Carolina, US (35.058, -81.801)
 Michael RobertsonCherokee County map checklist
11American Avocet Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Takayuki UchidaColleton County hotspot info checklist

July 14

1Piping Plover Cape Romain NWR - north
 Ronald KetterCharleston County hotspot info checklist


The Carolina Bird Club Rare Bird Alert has been discontinued. A historical archive of the Rare Bird Alerts from 2003 to 2008 is online.