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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.

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Recent reports from Briar Chapel--Pokeberry Creek

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

August 6

50Canada Goose
1Wood Duck
1Mallard
6Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
3Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Great Blue Heron
25Black Vulture
9Turkey Vulture
1Red-shouldered Hawk
4Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
2Eastern Wood-Pewee
1Acadian Flycatcher
4Eastern Kingbird
5White-eyed Vireo
6American Crow
1Fish Crow
8Carolina Chickadee
5Tufted Titmouse
1Barn Swallow
3White-breasted Nuthatch
3Brown-headed Nuthatch
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2House Wren
11Carolina Wren
1European Starling
3Gray Catbird
27Northern Mockingbird
12Eastern Bluebird
7American Robin
1House Finch
10American Goldfinch
3Chipping Sparrow
1Song Sparrow
1Red-winged Blackbird
1Common Grackle
1Louisiana Waterthrush
2Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Parula
1Pine Warbler
1Summer Tanager
9Northern Cardinal
4Blue Grosbeak
4Indigo Bunting

August 4

1Belted Kingfisher
1Hairy Woodpecker
2Red-eyed Vireo
1Green Heron
1Red-tailed Hawk
2Brown Thrasher
1Eastern Towhee
1Orchard Oriole
1Brown-headed Cowbird

August 1

1Eastern Phoebe
1Wood Thrush
1Palm Warbler