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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 Betz

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

July 1

2Mallard
1Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3Green Heron
1Osprey
2Red-headed Woodpecker
2Red-bellied Woodpecker
3Downy Woodpecker
1Pileated Woodpecker
2Northern Flicker
1Great Crested Flycatcher
2Eastern Kingbird
3Blue Jay
2Carolina Chickadee
1Northern Rough-winged Swallow
5Purple Martin
6Barn Swallow
1Cliff Swallow
2Brown-headed Nuthatch
4Carolina Wren
60European Starling
3Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Bluebird
5American Robin
2House Finch
4American Goldfinch
3Chipping Sparrow
2Song Sparrow
1Eastern Towhee
2Orchard Oriole
5Red-winged Blackbird
185Common Grackle
5Northern Cardinal
1Blue Grosbeak
3Indigo Bunting

June 30

3Great Blue Heron
1Fish Crow
1Tufted Titmouse
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3Brown Thrasher
1Pine Warbler
1Hairy Woodpecker
3Eastern Phoebe
2American Crow
1Gray Catbird

June 28

2Wood Duck
2Chimney Swift
1Killdeer
1Bald Eagle
1Summer Tanager
2Turkey Vulture
1White-eyed Vireo

June 27

1Yellow Warbler

June 25

1Black Vulture
1Brown-headed Cowbird
1Ovenbird