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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 Pea Island NWR--Salt Flats Wildlife Trail

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

July 1

30Canada Goose
2Semipalmated Plover
3Killdeer
2Semipalmated Sandpiper
10Short-billed Dowitcher
1Spotted Sandpiper
1Greater Yellowlegs
2Willet
1Lesser Yellowlegs
70Laughing Gull
1Herring Gull
2Forster's Tern
1Black Skimmer
1Brown Pelican
3Seaside Sparrow
1Eastern Meadowlark
1Red-winged Blackbird
1Common Grackle

June 29

XBlack-necked Stilt
XDouble-crested Cormorant
XSnowy Egret
XTricolored Heron
XWhite Ibis
3American Black Duck
4Least Tern
6Royal Tern
30Great Egret
2Carolina Wren
3European Starling
3Boat-tailed Grackle
1Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Cardinal