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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.

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North Carolina notable sightings

May 22

20Black-bellied Whistling-Duck149 Mattamuskeet Rd, Swanquarter US-NC 35.45152, -76.17626
 Davis BalserHyde County map checklist
1Sandhill CraneCape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Johnny WilsonDare County hotspot info checklist
3White-rumped SandpiperLake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Monroe PannellGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1LimpkinLake Norman SP
 Jacob HallIredell County hotspot info checklist
1Purple Finch221 Forney Ave, Mount Holly US-NC 35.26580, -81.04136
 Rebecca ArmstrongGaston County map checklist
2Rock PigeonGreen River Game Land--Green River Cove Trail
 Brett AlbanesePolk County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
3Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) Davie County Rest Area (I-40 Westbound)
 bob butlerDavie County hotspot info checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Research Pkwy.
 John HaireForsyth County hotspot info checklist
5White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Reddish EgretPea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Carol EldridgeDare County hotspot info checklist
1Swainson's WarblerPee Dee NWR--Bottomlands
 Andrew ShaumAnson County hotspot info checklist
1Eurasian Collared-Dove Gastonia Technology Park
 Steven TracyGaston County map checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Devil's Courthouse Overlook
 Ronan NicholsonTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Devil's Courthouse Overlook
 Michael PlauchéTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Merlin Pisgah National Forest, Canton US-NC (35.3210,-82.8429)
 Michael PlauchéHaywood County map checklist
1Merlin Pisgah National Forest, Canton US-NC (35.3210,-82.8429)
 Ronan NicholsonHaywood County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah National Forest, Canton US-NC 35.31634, -82.86750
 Seth BuddyHaywood County map checklist
1White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Greater Yellowlegs Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah National Forest, Canton US-NC 35.31590, -82.86945
 Seth BuddyHaywood County map checklist
2Laughing GullCroatan National Forest, Woodpecker Ridge 35.02093, -77.14724
 David AllenJones County map checklist
1DickcisselNorth River Farms (permission required)
 Curtiss MerrickCarteret County hotspot info checklist
1DickcisselNorth River Farms (permission required)
 John FussellCarteret County hotspot info checklist
2Bobolink Mid Pines Rd.
 Dale LambertWake County hotspot info checklist

May 21

1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 David DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Marbry HopkinsDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Susan DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Aidan GeisslerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Evans LodgeDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Brian WulkerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Greater Yellowlegs Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Paul SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Paul SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Greater Yellowlegs Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Linda SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Linda SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Anhinga Robertson Millpond Preserve
 William HamiltonWake County hotspot info checklist
1Glossy Ibis NCWRC boat ramp, Jamesville US-NC 35.82192, -76.90240
 Ricky DavisMartin County map checklist
4White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Jeffrey TurnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Golden-crowned Kinglet Blue Ridge Pkwy--Linville Falls
 Rachel O’NealBurke County hotspot info checklist
2Golden-crowned Kinglet Blue Ridge Pkwy--Linville Falls
 Brett AlbaneseBurke County hotspot info checklist
2Prothonotary Warbler Near boat ramp, on Green River
 melinda championPolk County map checklist 4 photos
1Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 12220 Carolina Logistics Drive, Pineville, North Carolina, US (35.1, -80.913)
 Tom LubeckMecklenburg County map checklist 2 photos
2Dickcissel4301–4345 Magnolia Rd, Creswell US-NC 35.78835, -76.39501
 Ricky DavisTyrrell County map checklist
1Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
 Kristin HeapeMecklenburg County map checklist
2American Wigeon Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 William HullDare County hotspot info checklist
2American Wigeon Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 Brian WulkerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Carol EldridgeDare County hotspot info checklist
1Greater Yellowlegs Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
5White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1Merlin Walk from Carvers Gap around Rhodendren Loop
 John BrittMitchell County map checklist
1Dunlin Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade
 Bruce YoungDurham County hotspot info checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail
 William HullDare County hotspot info checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail
 Brian WulkerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Redhead Pea Island NWR
 Jonathan CooleyDare County hotspot info checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR
 Jonathan CooleyDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Susan DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
2American White PelicanCape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Susan DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 David DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
2American White PelicanCape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 David DisherDare County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Ramp 43-44 (Ponds & Beach)
 Marbry HopkinsDare County hotspot info checklist
1Lark Sparrow Sandhills Game Land: Georges (Oran) Drop Zone
 Jeff BeaneScotland County map checklist 1 photo
1Lark Sparrow Sandhills Game Land: Georges (Oran) Drop Zone
 Stephanie HortonScotland County map checklist 1 photo
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 William KurtzDare County hotspot info checklist
1White-throated Sparrow209 Dogwood Trail, Elizabeth City US-NC 36.33736, -76.22115
 Kay SumerlinPasquotank County map checklist
1Redhead Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 William HullDare County hotspot info checklist
1Redhead Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Brian WulkerDare County hotspot info checklist
1White-winged Dove Lake Clermont Lot#42
 Ronnie HewletteCraven County map checklist 1 photo

May 20

3Eurasian Collared-Dove 6429 Fallston Road, Lawndale, North Carolina, US (35.525, -81.512)
 Kade LockhartCleveland County map checklist
1White-winged Dove Lake Clermont Lot#42
 Ronnie HewletteCraven County map checklist
1Heermann's Gull Bonner Bridge Pier
 Matthew JansonDare County hotspot info checklist
1Heermann's Gull Bonner Bridge Pier
 Sarah TonerDare County hotspot info checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 28134, Pineville US-NC 35.09960, -80.91296
 Jacob ClarkMecklenburg County map checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 12220 Carolina Logistics Drive, Pineville, North Carolina, US (35.1, -80.913)
 Tom LubeckMecklenburg County map checklist 2 photos
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head--Jennette's Pier
 Vicki NebesDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Heermann's Gull Gulf Stream Beach Access, Nags Head US-NC 35.90873, -75.59520
 Gerry LebingDare County map checklist 5 photos
1Heermann's Gull Gulf Stream Beach Access, Nags Head US-NC 35.90873, -75.59520
 Karen LebingDare County map checklist 5 photos
2Black-capped Chickadee Richland Balsam
 G IveyHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head--Jennette's Pier
 Jeff LewisDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head--Jennette's Pier
 Pat DraiseyDare County hotspot info checklist 8 photos
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head--Jennette's Pier
 Peggy EubankDare County hotspot info checklist 8 photos
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head—Gulf Stream Beach Access
 Matthew JansonDare County map checklist
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head—Gulf Stream Beach Access
 Sarah TonerDare County map checklist
1Heermann's Gull Nags Head--Jennette's Pier
 Al HooksDare County hotspot info checklist 8 photos
1Mississippi Kite1717 South Memorial Boulevard, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, US (35.998, -75.649)
 Caitlyn DillDare County map checklist
1Heermann's Gull 8017 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, Nags Head US-NC (35.9072,-75.5945)
 Haley Olsen-HodgesDare County map checklist 2 photos
1Black-capped Chickadee Heintooga Ridge Rd.
 Steve YurkovichSwain County hotspot info checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 11525 Downs Road, Pineville, North Carolina, US (35.1, -80.913)
 Avery DartMecklenburg County map checklist
1Tundra Swan South Pond-New Field Platform
 Peggy EubankDare County map checklist
1Tundra Swan South Pond-New Field Platform
 Pat DraiseyDare County map checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 Ann StinelyWake County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 WS BarbourWake County hotspot info checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 Adam PrinceWake County hotspot info checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 Anne MillerWake County hotspot info checklist
3Black-capped Chickadee Haywood Gap Trail, east of Blue Ridge Parkway
 Nora MurdockHaywood County map checklist
1Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Amazon Retention Ponds
 Patty MastenMecklenburg County map checklist 5 photos
1Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Amazon Retention Ponds
 Meg AndrewsMecklenburg County map checklist 5 photos
2White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Nat Greene Trail
 harvey clodfelterGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 Harry LeGrandWake County hotspot info checklist
1Sandhill Crane Cape Hatteras NS--Old Cape Point beach road/walkway
 marcia LyonsDare County hotspot info checklist
2Merlin Mount Mitchell SP
 Stephanie HornbuckleYancey County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
2Merlin Mount Mitchell SP
 Debbie SegalYancey County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Amy HansonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Richland Balsam
 Marilyn WestphalHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Willow Flycatcher Yates Mill County Park
 Trenton VoytkoWake County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
1Lesser Yellowlegs Coddle Creek Reservoir--North End
 Greg HaysCabarrus County hotspot info checklist
1Winter Wren Curtis Valley Overlook
 David SchroderMcDowell County map checklist
1Tennessee Warbler Pisgah NF--Davidson River Campground
 Joshua WardTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Ring-necked Duck U.S. 1 Ringneck Pond
 Jeff BeaneLee County map checklist 1 photo
1Ring-necked Duck U.S. 1 Ringneck Pond
 Stephanie HortonLee County map checklist 1 photo
1Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah National Forest, Balsam Grove US-NC 35.30501, -82.89953
 Nora MurdockTransylvania County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah National Forest, Balsam Grove US-NC 35.30501, -82.89953
 Robert EmmottTransylvania County map checklist
2Bachman's Sparrow Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Duncan FraserHarnett County hotspot info checklist
5Red-cockaded Woodpecker Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Duncan FraserHarnett County hotspot info checklist
1Blue-headed VireoFort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Duncan FraserHarnett County hotspot info checklist
1White-throated Sparrow 209 Dogwood Trail, Elizabeth City US-NC 36.33736, -76.22115
 Kay SumerlinPasquotank County map checklist 3 photos

May 19

1American Wigeon Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 Brian WulkerDare County hotspot info checklist
1American Wigeon Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 William HullDare County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Amy HansonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
6White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail
 Matt WangerinGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Redhead Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Raphaël NussbaumerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Chris BameGuilford County hotspot info checklist 6 photos
6White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Linda SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Linda SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist 6 photos
6White-rumped Sandpiper Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Henry LinkGuilford County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Henry LinkGuilford County hotspot info checklist 6 photos
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 Paul SumnerGuilford County hotspot info checklist 6 photos
1Black-bellied Plover Lake Brandt--Horsepen Creek Mudflats
 James PretzschGuilford County hotspot info checklist 6 photos
2Anhinga Robertson Millpond Preserve
 Adam PrinceWake County hotspot info checklist
2Anhinga Robertson Millpond Preserve
 Rebekah WoffordWake County hotspot info checklist
1Connecticut Warbler Pisgah NF--NC Arboretum
 bob butlerBuncombe County hotspot info checklist
1Connecticut Warbler Pisgah NF--NC Arboretum
 Galen GoodrumBuncombe County hotspot info checklist 1 photo 1 recording
1Connecticut Warbler Pisgah NF--NC Arboretum
 Jonathan MarchalBuncombe County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Swallow-tailed Kite 30241 U.S. 64, Jamesville, North Carolina, US (35.813, -76.852)
 Susan DisherMartin County map checklist
1Swallow-tailed Kite 30241 U.S. 64, Jamesville, North Carolina, US (35.813, -76.852)
 David DisherMartin County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Waterrock Knob
 Timothy CarstensJackson County hotspot info checklist 3 photos
1Rose-breasted Grosbeak Catawba College Ecological Preserve
 Garrett LittleRowan County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Tundra SwanAlligator River NWR--Creef Cut Wildlife Trail
 Karen LebingDare County hotspot info checklist
XRed-breasted Nuthatch1376 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, US (35.517, -78.955)
 Kyra BartowHarnett County map checklist
2Anhinga Robertson Millpond Preserve
 Deborah FowlerWake County hotspot info checklist
1Limpkin Lake Norman SP
 Dwayne MartinIredell County hotspot info checklist 2 photos 1 video
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 William KurtzDare County hotspot info checklist
1Baltimore OrioleSpicers Creek
 Elizabeth WhitePamlico County map checklist
1Baltimore OrioleSpicers Creek
 Richard BarmorePamlico County map checklist
1American Bittern Jessup's Millpond Restored
 Yvonne PorterCumberland County map checklist
1Limpkin Lake Norman SP
 David SchroderIredell County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Bay-breasted Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Suzanne RobertsGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Long-tailed JaegerCape Hatteras NS--Cape Point
 Raphaël NussbaumerDare County hotspot info checklist
1RedheadSalt Flats Wildlfe Trail, Pea Island NWR
 Ben MinesDare County map checklist

May 18

25Black-bellied Whistling-Duck601 W Shore Dr, Swansboro US-NC 34.68704, -77.12720
 Donna PolinskyOnslow County map checklist
2American Black Duck Macedonia Lake/Speight Branch Greenway
 Liling WarrenWake County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1Mourning Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Evans LodgeGuilford County hotspot info checklist
6Purple Finch105 Center Cross Dr, Elizabeth City US-NC 36.27096, -76.19895
 Lori PopardPasquotank County map checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 28134, Pineville US-NC 35.09958, -80.91256
 Richard SnowMecklenburg County map checklist 3 photos
2Black-capped Chickadee Sam Knob SE Block--NC 215@5100'
 Tommy LlamaTransylvania County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Devil's Courthouse
 Nathaniel AxtellTransylvania County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler Oaklawn Avenue Winston-Salem
 Bill GiffordForsyth County map checklist 1 photo
1Black-billed Cuckoo Eno River Association--Confluence Natural Area
 Amy HansonOrange County hotspot info checklist
1Mourning Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Merlin Pisgah NF--Carvers Gap
 Cody PorterMitchell County hotspot info checklist
1Bay-breasted Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Roberta NewtonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Bay-breasted Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Ann Van SantGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Mourning Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Ann Van SantGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Kevin DursoHarnett County hotspot info checklist
1Bachman's Sparrow Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Kevin DursoHarnett County hotspot info checklist
1Red-cockaded Woodpecker Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Duncan FraserHarnett County hotspot info checklist
1Bachman's Sparrow Fort Bragg Overhills (Restricted Military Access)
 Duncan FraserHarnett County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah NF--Sam Knob Trail
 james polingHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah NF--Black Balsam Knob Rd.
 Tommy LlamaHaywood County hotspot info checklist

May 17

4Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Sunset Beach--East End
 David WilsonBrunswick County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1MerlinBear Grass VOA Site
 Brian ElderBeaufort County hotspot info checklist
1MerlinBear Grass VOA Site
 Ray WershlerBeaufort County hotspot info checklist
1Glaucous Gull25313 NC-12, Rodanthe US-NC 35.57147, -75.46405
 Doug PioDare County map checklist
2Swallow-tailed Kite Duck Boardwalk
 Vicki NebesDare County map checklist
1Wilson's Plover Hatteras Point
 Daniel IronsDare County map checklist
1Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Hooper Lane
 Anne CHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Hooper Lane
 Mike CHenderson County hotspot info checklist
1American Wigeon dr office calabash
 David WilsonBrunswick County map checklist 2 photos
1White-throated Sparrow Bellvue Branch Woods
 Michael WerndlyOrange County map checklist
1Tennessee Warbler Flowers Ridge Road--east section
 Daniel IronsDare County map checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 28134, Pineville US-NC 35.09946, -80.91236
 Melissa MantoothMecklenburg County map checklist
8Black-bellied Whistling-DuckPettigrew SP--Cypress Point
 Howard VainrightWashington County hotspot info checklist
1Canada Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Amy HansonGuilford County hotspot info checklist
1Canada Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Heather ButtonowGuilford County hotspot info checklist 7 photos 1 recording
1Canada Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 Chris BameGuilford County hotspot info checklist 7 photos 1 recording
1Canada Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 James PretzschGuilford County hotspot info checklist 7 photos 1 recording
1Wilson's SnipePea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Doug PioDare County hotspot info checklist
1Wilson's SnipePea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Jackie PioDare County hotspot info checklist
1Purple GallinuleWildlife Overlook (BHI)
 Lauren SchaaleBrunswick County map checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Amazon Retention Ponds, Pineville, North Carolina, US (35.101, -80.913)
 John ScavettoMecklenburg County map checklist 5 photos
1Purple Gallinule Bald Head Island
 Jenna AlbaughBrunswick County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
1Purple Gallinule Bald Head Island
 Evelyn KirtleyBrunswick County hotspot info checklist
1Purple Gallinule 3 Bay Tree Trail, Bald Head Island US-NC 33.86227, -77.99647
 Rachel BentleyBrunswick County map checklist
1Purple Gallinule Bald Head Island
 Eli BradleyBrunswick County hotspot info checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee MST west of Fork Ridge Overlook
 John KoonJackson County map checklist
1Anhinga Lake Betz
 Lee AllenWake County hotspot info checklist
2Anhinga Lake Wheeler marshes
 Dale LambertWake County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Wilson's) Fort Fisher--Federal Point/The Rocks
 Stephen PollockNew Hanover County hotspot info checklist
1Redhead Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail
 Andrew ThorntonDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Canada Warbler Reynolda
 John HaireForsyth County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler Reynolda
 John HaireForsyth County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Richland Balsam Overlook
 Timothy CarstensJackson County hotspot info checklist 5 photos
1Ruby-crowned Kinglet River Bend, Early Holes
 Timothy CampbellCleveland County map checklist
1Northern Harrier Cape Hatteras NS--Cape Point
 Daniel IronsDare County hotspot info checklist
1MerlinCedar Island NWR--Causeway
 Raphaël NussbaumerCarteret County hotspot info checklist

May 16

3Black-bellied Plover Hooper Lane
 Jay WherleyHenderson County hotspot info checklist 3 photos
3Black-bellied Plover Hooper Lane
 Vicky BurkeHenderson County hotspot info checklist 3 photos
1Northern Pintail Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 Daniel IronsDare County hotspot info checklist
1Greater White-fronted x Canada Goose (hybrid) Lake Johnson Park
 Jamie LovelessWake County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Black-capped Chickadee 860-2422 Heintooga Ridge Road, Maggie Valley, North Carolina, US (35.519, -83.178)
 Michael ChevesHaywood County map checklist
3Black-capped Chickadee Balsam Mountain Campground Road, Cherokee, North Carolina, US (35.566, -83.175)
 Michael ChevesSwain County map checklist
1Black-capped Chickadee 1081-525 Mollies Gap Road, Maggie Valley, North Carolina, US (35.511, -83.179)
 Michael ChevesHaywood County map checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--South Pond
 Jeffrey TurnerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Acadian Flycatcher Roanoke Island--North End
 Stephanie KruegerDare County hotspot info checklist
1Acadian Flycatcher Roanoke Island--North End
 Andrew ThorntonDare County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Pisgah NF--Mt. Pisgah
 Galen GoodrumHaywood County hotspot info checklist
1Mississippi Kite 18801–18829 Lake Neighborhood Rd, Manns Harbor US-NC 35.87822, -75.93248
 Matthew JansonDare County map checklist
1Wilson's Storm-Petrel Carolina Beach State Park
 Evangelyn BucklandNew Hanover County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Harrier601 Refuge Rd, Pantego US-NC 35.68058, -76.58960
 Barbara HoustonHyde County map checklist
1Swallow-tailed Kite Wright Brothers National Monument
 Jeff LewisDare County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Harrier601 Refuge Rd, Pantego US-NC 35.68058, -76.58960
 Judy JonesHyde County map checklist
1Mourning Warbler Hamilton Lakes Park
 L SkrabecGuilford County hotspot info checklist
2Black-capped Chickadee Blue Ridge Pkwy--Richland Balsam Overlook
 Kevin O'KaneJackson County hotspot info checklist
1Fish Crow 311 Faculty St, Boone US-NC (36.2075,-81.6729)
 Adrianna NelsonWatauga County map checklist
2Laughing GullWeyerhaeuser Rd IV Pollocksville US-NC 35.02125, -77.14564
 David AllenJones County map checklist
1Black-crowned Night-Heron Lake Twitty
 Dennis KentUnion County hotspot info checklist
1Anhinga Lake Twitty
 Dennis KentUnion County hotspot info checklist
2Red-breasted Nuthatch Bodie Island Lighthouse & Pond
 Jonathan CooleyDare County hotspot info checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR, South Pond NE Lookout Platform
 Karen LebingDare County map checklist 1 photo
1Swallow-tailed Kite Oregon Inlet and N. Pea Island
 John LynchDare County map checklist
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail
 Graham DeeseDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail
 Henrey DeeseDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Tundra Swan Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail
 Suzy DeeseDare County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Wilson's Plover Cape Hatteras NS--Cape Point
 Daniel IronsDare County hotspot info checklist

South Carolina notable sightings

May 22

1Hairy WoodpeckerDonnelley WMA (partial fall and winter restricted access)
 Michelle RossColleton County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Whistling-DuckHemingway Sewage Treatment Ponds
 Jay ChandlerWilliamsburg County hotspot info checklist
1Black-bellied Whistling-DuckHemingway Sewage Treatment Ponds
 Jamey EaddyWilliamsburg County hotspot info checklist
1Blue-winged Teal Magnolia Gardens
 Chris LeuchtenburgCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow Warbler Brookfield-Rocky Creek, Greenville US-SC (private-no public access)
 Tim KalbachGreenville County map checklist

May 21

1Lark Sparrow5400-5610 Williamson Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina, US (34.877, -81.146)
 Marcus & Cheryl MorrisYork County map checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler Huntington Beach SP
 Kerry FGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler Huntington Beach SP
 Carly SGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
1Graylag x Swan Goose (Domestic type) (hybrid)Milliken Arboretum
 Timothy CampbellSpartanburg County hotspot info checklist
1Philadelphia VireoHighway 76 East, Mountain Rest, South Carolina, US (34.814, -83.304)
 Phillip PrichardOconee County map checklist
2Northern GannetHuntington Beach SP
 Katie Idzik & Richie BarberGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist 3 photos
1Northern GannetEdisto Beach SP--Beach Area (Colleton County)
 Pamela FordColleton County hotspot info checklist
1Northern GannetEdisto Beach SP--Beach Area (Colleton County)
 Craig WatsonColleton County hotspot info checklist
1Bay-breasted WarblerSouth Carolina Botanical Gardens
 Charlie QuattlebaumPickens County hotspot info checklist
1Cape May Warbler Shiloh Church Road, Pauline, South Carolina, US
 Timothy CampbellSpartanburg County map checklist
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Beth RiceCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Bess KellettCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 William YountsCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 charlie stricklinCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Jill FalascoCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Ted FalascoCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Nora FutrellCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Common Ground Dove Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Ingrid KalwasCharleston County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Lark Sparrow 3993–4199 Champion Rd, Rock Hill US-SC 34.87441, -81.14256
 James SalinasYork County map checklist 1 photo
7Nelson's Sparrow Random Location in the Marsh
 Carl MillerCharleston County map checklist 2 photos
7Nelson's Sparrow Random Location in the Marsh
 Catherine MillerCharleston County map checklist 2 photos
1Yellow Warbler Fairforest Creek Marsh
 Timothy CampbellSpartanburg County map checklist
2King Rail ACE Basin NWR (fall and winter restricted access)
 Jordan JuzdowskiCharleston County hotspot info checklist 8 photos
2Red-cockaded Woodpecker Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve
 Mark DomincovichHorry County hotspot info checklist
1Least Tern Camden Wastewater Treatment Facility
 Maria LauricellaKershaw County hotspot info checklist
1Least Bittern Conestee Nature Preserve
 Michael LashleyGreenville County hotspot info checklist
1Least Bittern Conestee Nature Preserve
 Eric SchaubGreenville County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Least Bittern Conestee Nature Preserve
 James PharrGreenville County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Least Bittern Conestee Nature Preserve
 Simon HarveyGreenville County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Least Bittern Conestee Nature Preserve
 Samuel PayneGreenville County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
2Red CrossbillSumter National Forest-Cherry Hill Recreation Area
 Joshua WardOconee County map checklist
1Yellow WarblerLake Ed Johnson
 Timothy CampbellSpartanburg County hotspot info checklist

May 20

1Bald Eagle 29630, Central US-SC 34.71212, -82.85552
 Allison GuggenheimerPickens County map checklist
3Red-cockaded Woodpecker Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Rt. 1, Patrick US-SC
 Erin HanleyChesterfield County map checklist
3Red-cockaded Woodpecker Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Rt. 1, Patrick US-SC
 Kristin DutyChesterfield County map checklist
2Scissor-tailed Flycatcher stakeout Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, York County Airport (2019)
 Mary Jo DawsonYork County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler West Ashley Park
 Jordan JuzdowskiCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Bald Eagle 6134 White Horse Rd, Greenville US-SC 34.85643, -82.45493
 david kirkGreenville County map checklist
5Red-cockaded WoodpeckerSumter National Forest, RCW Cluster 1
 Jeff MagniezEdgefield County map checklist
2Lark Sparrow 5270 Williamson Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina, US (34.873, -81.144)
 Cindy StacyYork County map checklist 4 photos
1Northern Gannet Litchfield Beach
 Shawn ReedGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
2Lark SparrowWilliamson at champion
 Marcus & Cheryl MorrisYork County map checklist 2 photos
3Northern Gannet Botany Bay Plantation WMA
 Alex LewanskiCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Yellow-rumped Warbler Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
 Chris LeuchtenburgGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
3Semipalmated Plover Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kalan IckesPickens County map checklist
5Semipalmated Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist
3Semipalmated Plover Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist
5Semipalmated Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kalan IckesPickens County map checklist

May 19

5Northern Gannet N. Folly Island--Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
 Alex LewanskiCharleston County hotspot info checklist
4Red-cockaded WoodpeckerHitchcock Woods
 Christian FeldtAiken County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Common Raven Saluda Watershed (from Dividing Waters turn to the NC State line)
 Simon HarveyGreenville County map checklist
1Magnolia Warbler Saluda Watershed (from Dividing Waters turn to the NC State line)
 Simon HarveyGreenville County map checklist
1Magnolia Warbler Les Mullinax Park, Dividing Water Road, Travelers Rest, SC, USA
 Michael RobertsonGreenville County map checklist
1Little Blue Heron 1600–1606 Jones Mill Rd, Simpsonville US-SC (34.7424,-82.1904)
 Joshua VanderwerfGreenville County map checklist
6Northern Gannet Folly Beach "Washout"
 Brad SaleCharleston County hotspot info checklist
5Semipalmated Plover Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist 1 photo
5Semipalmated Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist 2 photos
5Northern Gannet Litchfield Beach--South
 Paul SerridgeGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist
2Northern Gannet N. Folly Island--Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
 Alex LewanskiCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Canada Warbler Brookfield-Rocky Creek, Greenville US-SC (private-no public access)
 Tim KalbachGreenville County map checklist 1 photo 1 recording
3Least Tern Camden Wastewater Treatment Facility
 Graham NormanKershaw County hotspot info checklist

May 18

1Wilson's Storm-Petrel Cape Romain Reef
 Wendy AllenGeorgetown County map checklist 2 photos
1White-rumped Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist 9 photos
2Semipalmated Plover Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist
2Semipalmated Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist
1Dickcissel White House Rd. loop
 Gus MessinidesRichland County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Gannet Myrtle Beach SP
 John HutchensHorry County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
1Northern Waterthrush Conestee Nature Preserve
 Denise DuPonGreenville County hotspot info checklist
1Magnolia WarblerFants Grove Wildlife Management Area
 Kalan IckesAnderson County hotspot info checklist

May 17

1Royal Tern Bulow Landing Rd, Ravenel US-SC 32.81870, -80.14861
 Elizabeth AndereggDorchester County map checklist
2King Rail Lake Busbee
 Stephen ThomasHorry County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
2King Rail Lake Busbee
 Paul SerridgeHorry County hotspot info checklist 1 recording
18Northern Gannet Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
 Jill FalascoGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
18Northern Gannet Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
 Ted FalascoGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist 1 photo
3Cedar Waxwing Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Irvin PittsColleton County hotspot info checklist
1Canada Warbler Brookfield-Rocky Creek, Greenville US-SC (private-no public access)
 Tim KalbachGreenville County map checklist 2 recordings
21Northern Gannet Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
 Andrew LydeardGeorgetown County hotspot info checklist

May 16

2Semipalmated Sandpiper Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist 3 photos
1Semipalmated Plover Lamaster Dairy Center (restricted access)
 Kevin KubachPickens County map checklist
2Red-cockaded Woodpecker Carolina Sandhills NWR
 Janet MetsaChesterfield County hotspot info checklist
3Dickcissel Snow Mill Dr,
 Dan GarberSpartanburg County hotspot info checklist 2 photos
4Bonaparte's Gull Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Julie MobleyColleton County hotspot info checklist
2Northern Gannet Breach Inlet
 Elizabeth AndereggCharleston County hotspot info checklist
1Northern Gannet Breach Inlet
 Craig WatsonCharleston County hotspot info checklist
6Dickcissel Snow Mill Dr,
 Simon HarveySpartanburg County hotspot info checklist 4 photos
4Bonaparte's Gull Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Cherrie SneedColleton County hotspot info checklist
4Bonaparte's Gull Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
 Ann TruesdaleColleton 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.