About the Club

Mission Statement

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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Recent reports from Bass Lake Park & Trail

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

August 11

1Acadian Flycatcher
1Fish Crow
1Tufted Titmouse
1Carolina Wren
1Northern Cardinal
2Canada Goose
1Wood Duck
4Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4Chimney Swift
2Great Blue Heron
2Green Heron
1Turkey Vulture
2Bald Eagle
3Red-shouldered Hawk
2Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Great Crested Flycatcher
3White-eyed Vireo
3Red-eyed Vireo
4Blue Jay
6American Crow
8Carolina Chickadee
2White-breasted Nuthatch
3Brown-headed Nuthatch
6Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
20European Starling
2Gray Catbird
2Brown Thrasher
2Northern Mockingbird
20Eastern Bluebird
4American Robin
1House Finch
6American Goldfinch
2Chipping Sparrow
1Song Sparrow
4Common Grackle
2Blue Grosbeak

August 7

1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Solitary Sandpiper
1Belted Kingfisher
1Hairy Woodpecker