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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 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 acceptance. Only those sightings with a check mark by the species name have so far been accepted; others are pending confirmation.

For a more localized report anywhere in the world, click
Nearby notable sightings

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North Carolina notable sightings

June 16

2Black-capped ChickadeeGreat Smoky Mountains NP--Clingmans Dome (North Carolina)
 Steve PattersonSwain County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped WarblerGreat Smoky Mountains NP--Clingmans Dome (North Carolina)
 Steve PattersonSwain County hotspot info checklist
1Black Scoter Kure Beach
 Dave HartNew Hanover County map checklist 1 photo
1Surf Scoter Kure Beach
 Dave HartNew Hanover County map checklist 1 photo
1Swainson's ThrushNantahala NF--Huckleberry Knob Trail
 David WrightGraham County hotspot info checklist
1Horned Lark Mid Pines Rd.
 Corinne HibbardWake County hotspot info checklist
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Melanie StadlerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
5Dickcissel North River Farms (permission required)
 Steven HowellCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1Blue-headed Vireo2001–2391 Park Rd, Mayodan US-NC (36.4361,-80.0154)
 Martin WallRockingham County map checklist
1Eurasian Collared-Dove Sunset Lake Rd (35.625565, -78.776945)
 Dale LambertWake County map checklist

June 15

1Common Loon1739 Point Windward Pl SW, Shallotte US-NC (33.9129,-78.3847)
 Michael MannBrunswick County map checklist
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Patty MastenGuilford County hotspot info checklist 4 photos
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Lila GandyGuilford County hotspot info checklist 4 photos
1Dickcissel Wilgrove BBS 50 28001–28179 Lewis Rd, Locust US-NC (35.3364,-80.4029)
 Taylor PiephoffStanly County map checklist
1Dickcissel Wilgrove BBS 50 28001–28179 Lewis Rd, Locust US-NC (35.3364,-80.4029)
 Greg HaysStanly County map checklist
5Red-cockaded Woodpecker Croatan NF--Patsy Pond Nature Trail
 David ZmodaCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Rhonda WeissGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Susan HarderGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Franklin's GullEcusta Pond (private)
 frank porterTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
2Bank Swallow Archie Elledge Treatment Plant (restricted access)
 Carol CunninghamForsyth County hotspot info checklist
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Eric KeithGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1BuffleheadFranks Avenue, New Bern, North Carolina, US (35.155, -77.064)
 Susan JastramCraven County map checklist

June 14

1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Shelley RutkinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Dale LambertGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Little Blue Heron Lumber River IBA D-06
 Erik ThomasRobeson County hotspot info checklist
1Black-capped ChickadeePisgah NF--Black Balsam Knob
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
3Dark-eyed JuncoTompkins Knob (36.2443,-81.4661)
 sheryl mcnairWilkes County map checklist
3Dark-eyed JuncoTompkins Knob (36.2443,-81.4661)
 Debbie ShetterlyWilkes County map checklist
1Black-capped ChickadeeNantahala Outdoor Center
 caleb bronsinkSwain County map checklist
1Blue-headed Vireo Rockingham - Old Anglin Loop
 Martin WallRockingham County map checklist 1 recording
2Black Scoter Bonner Bridge (South Rock Jetty)
 Karen LebingDare County hotspot info checklist 4 photos

June 13

1Brown Booby Cape Hatteras NS--Cape Point
 Megan BakerDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Anhinga Lumber Bridge
 Barbara CliseRobeson County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
3Egyptian GooseLake Julian Park
 Matthew MinorBuncombe County hotspot info checklist
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Melanie StadlerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
12Pied-billed Grebe McIntosh Bay
 Rex BadgettScotland County map checklist 3 photos
1Roseate Tern Cape Hatteras NS--Cape Point
 Michael GosselinDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Blackburnian WarblerCascades Trail on BRP Jeffress Park
 Margaret DunsonWilkes County map checklist
1Brown CreeperCascades Trail on BRP Jeffress Park
 Margaret DunsonWilkes County map checklist
4Black-throated Blue WarblerCascades Trail on BRP Jeffress Park
 Margaret DunsonWilkes County map checklist
3Dark-eyed JuncoCascades Trail on BRP Jeffress Park
 Margaret DunsonWilkes County map checklist
1Red-breasted NuthatchCascades Trail on BRP Jeffress Park
 Margaret DunsonWilkes County map checklist
1White-throated Sparrow Aragorn Lane
 Patty MastenCabarrus County map checklist 3 photos
1Black-billed CuckooLake Wheeler-Lot 2
 William KimlerWake County map checklist
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Waterthrush Howerton Rd.
 Henry LinkGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Waterthrush Howerton Rd.
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Painted Bunting Croatan NF--Cedar Point Tideland Trail
 Hugo CobosCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1Horned Lark 101–173 Beville Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2533,-79.7087)
 Martin WallRockingham County map checklist 1 recording
1Common Loon Lake Junaluska
 Rose JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel 1411–1605 Benaja Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2544,-79.7027)
 Martin WallRockingham County map checklist 1 recording
1Horned Lark 1411–1605 Benaja Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2544,-79.7027)
 Martin WallRockingham County map checklist 1 recording
1Common Loon Lake Junaluska
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Bobolink Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Jeffrey BlalockGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
3Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Jeffrey BlalockGuilford County hotspot info checklist 4 photos

June 12

1Common Loon Lake Junaluska
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Common Loon Lake Junaluska
 Rose JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Common LoonHampstead Marina
 Sara MeissnerPender County map checklist
4Red-cockaded Woodpecker Millis Road, Newport, North Carolina, US (34.765, -76.949)
 Hugo CobosCarteret County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Devil's Courthouse
 Carl MillerTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Parkway, Balsam Grove, North Carolina, US (35.305, -82.899)
 Catherine MillerTransylvania County map checklist
2Black-throated Blue Warbler Jeffers state park
 Laura CotterWilkes County map checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Richland Balsam Overlook
 Catherine MillerJackson County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Richland Balsam Overlook
 Carl MillerJackson County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
1Northern Waterthrush Howerton Rd.
 Marbry HopkinsGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 recordings
1Northern Waterthrush Howerton Rd.
 Susan DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 recordings
1Northern Waterthrush Howerton Rd.
 David DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 recordings
1Bobolink Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 David DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Bobolink Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Marbry HopkinsGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Bobolink Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Susan DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 David DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 3 photos 1 recording
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Marbry HopkinsGuilford County hotspot info checklist 3 photos 1 recording
2Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Susan DisherGuilford County hotspot info checklist 3 photos 1 recording
2Horned Lark NCSU Agroecology Farm, Raleigh US-NC (35.7241,-78.6916)
 John GerwinWake County map checklist
2Horned Lark NCSU Agroecology Farm, Raleigh US-NC (35.7241,-78.6916)
 Brian O'SheaWake County map checklist
1Least Tern Greenville--River Park North
 Rich CummingPitt County hotspot info checklist
1American Coot Lake Junaluska
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Common Loon Belews Lake--Carolina Marina
 Martin WallRockingham County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Red-breasted Merganser Belews Lake--Carolina Marina
 Martin WallRockingham County hotspot info checklist 2 photos

June 11

18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck US-NC-Lake Junaluska-2931 S Lakeshore Dr - 35.5193x-82.9761
 james polingHaywood County map checklist 4 photos
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Rose JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Timothy CarstensHaywood County hotspot info checklist 4 photos
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Tony JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1Bobolink Dan River Game Land--Buttercup Rd
 Marbry HopkinsRockingham County hotspot info checklist
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Howard BrowersHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Surf Scoter 1520 North Shore Drive, Sunset Beach, North Carolina, US (33.874, -78.494)
 Jonathan CantrellBrunswick County map checklist 1 photo
1Sharp-shinned Hawk Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
 Eric SoehrenMoore County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel 1410–1604 Benaja Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2543,-79.7031)
 Jeffrey BlalockRockingham County map checklist
1Painted Bunting Croatan NF--Cedar Point Tideland Trail
 Lynne ParksCarteret County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker Croatan NF--Cedar Point Tideland Trail
 Lynne ParksCarteret County hotspot info checklist
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska
 Rose JohnsonHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Dickcissel Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
 Jeffrey BlalockGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
18Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Lake Junaluska--Boat Ramp
 Vince KlosterHaywood County hotspot info checklist

June 10

1Great Blue Heron (White form)342 West Lake Dr N, Lake Lure US-NC (35.4718,-82.1904)
 Gretchen LocyRutherford County map checklist

South Carolina notable sightings

June 16

1Common Ground-DoveOak Lea WMA
 Brad SaleClarendon County hotspot info checklist
1Common Ground-DoveOak Lea WMA
 Matt JohnsonClarendon County hotspot info checklist

June 15

1Eastern PhoebeBear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Joe WaytulaColleton County hotspot info checklist
1Eastern PhoebeBear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Matt BostColleton County hotspot info checklist

June 14

2Anhinga Lake Conestee Nature Park
 Michael OliverGreenville County hotspot info checklist 3 photos
21Black Scoter Huntington Beach SP
 Joan BakerGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
2Black Scoter 604 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, US (32.782, -79.798)
 Lewis BarnettCharleston County map checklist

June 13

1Black Scoter Ft. Moultrie National Monument
 Charles DonnellyCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Broad-winged Hawk 155 Kinross Court
 Peter StangelAiken County map checklist

June 12

1Black Scoter Ft. Moultrie National Monument
 Lewis BarnettCharleston County hotspot info checklist
2Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Barton Road, Fairfax, South Carolina, US (32.965, -81.299)
 Steve RushingAllendale County map checklist 5 photos

June 11

1Redhead Dobbins Farm, Townville SC (sensitive site - respect farm operations)
 Joe and Liz DunklemanAnderson County hotspot info checklist
2Black Scoter Sullivans Island
 John CoxCharleston County map checklist
1Common Loon Clemson University/SCDNR--Cherry Farm
 Kevin KubachPickens County hotspot info checklist
1Black Scoter Ft. Moultrie National Monument
 Charles DonnellyCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Pied-billed Grebe Furman University--Swan Lake
 Joan BakerGreenville County hotspot info checklist

June 10

1Solitary SandpiperDobbins Farm, Townville SC (sensitive site - respect farm operations)
 April ChildressAnderson County hotspot info checklist
18Black Scoter Huntington Beach SP
 Paul LaurentGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
3Black Tern Huntington Beach SP
 Paul LaurentGeorgetown 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.