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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 Lake Surf (restricted access)

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

August 13

35Canada Goose
1Mute Swan
17Mallard
4Mourning Dove
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7Killdeer
3Least Sandpiper
2Great Blue Heron
5Great Egret
1Little Blue Heron
1Green Heron
1White Ibis
1Bald Eagle
1Belted Kingfisher
2Downy Woodpecker
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
7Eastern Kingbird
1White-eyed Vireo
1Loggerhead Shrike
1Blue Jay
4American Crow
2Fish Crow
2Carolina Chickadee
2Tufted Titmouse
1Barn Swallow
4Brown-headed Nuthatch
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Carolina Wren
4European Starling
1Gray Catbird
1Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Bluebird
4House Finch
1American Goldfinch
3Chipping Sparrow
8Red-winged Blackbird
1Northern Cardinal
1Blue Grosbeak

August 11

3Spotted Sandpiper
1Osprey
3Northern Bobwhite
1Chimney Swift
1Solitary Sandpiper
1Indigo Bunting

August 7

1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Red-eyed Vireo