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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 Holden Beach--Sailfish St. Marsh & Trail

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

August 10

5Laughing Gull
1Wood Stork
6Brown Pelican
2Snowy Egret
2White Ibis
1Turkey Vulture
2Carolina Wren
1Northern Mockingbird

August 7

4Black-bellied Plover
30Semipalmated Plover
1Whimbrel
1Least Sandpiper
3Semipalmated Sandpiper
6Willet
2Glossy Ibis
5Barn Swallow
4Mourning Dove
20Sanderling
1Royal Tern
2Great Blue Heron
1Little Blue Heron
1Tricolored Heron
1Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
1Osprey