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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 reports from Buckhorn Reservoir

Only the most recent report per species is shown. Some reports may be pending verification.

August 6

20Killdeer
3Least Sandpiper
2Spotted Sandpiper
2Solitary Sandpiper
1Greater Yellowlegs
12Little Blue Heron
5Turkey Vulture
2Osprey
1Belted Kingfisher
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
7American Crow
2Fish Crow
3Carolina Chickadee
2Tufted Titmouse
3Barn Swallow
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Carolina Wren
1Black-and-white Warbler
2Prothonotary Warbler
1Common Yellowthroat
3Northern Cardinal
1Indigo Bunting
3Canada Goose
6Mallard
1Wild Turkey
3Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2Caspian Tern
1Double-crested Cormorant
6Great Blue Heron
3Great Egret
4Bald Eagle
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Pileated Woodpecker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1Eastern Kingbird
1White-eyed Vireo
1Red-eyed Vireo
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
2Eastern Bluebird
1Hooded Warbler
2Blue Grosbeak

August 5

2Pectoral Sandpiper
2Semipalmated Sandpiper
1Green Heron
1Northern Mockingbird
1American Robin
1Chipping Sparrow

August 4

1Field Sparrow
1Eastern Towhee

August 3

10Chimney Swift
1Barred Owl