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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 Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail

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

July 4

2Black-necked Stilt
1Killdeer
6Greater Yellowlegs
6Laughing Gull
4Least Tern
2Forster's Tern
2Royal Tern
30Black Skimmer
1Great Egret
1Tricolored Heron
1Eastern Kingbird
1Gray Catbird
1Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Towhee
7Red-winged Blackbird
4Boat-tailed Grackle
2Common Yellowthroat
1Spotted Sandpiper
6Willet
1Lesser Yellowlegs
3Herring Gull
2Sandwich Tern
1Snowy Egret
2Carolina Wren
1Song Sparrow
1Northern Cardinal

July 1

5Short-billed Dowitcher
6Brown Pelican
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1Marsh Wren
1Seaside Sparrow
1Eastern Meadowlark
1Common Grackle

June 29

15American Black Duck
3Rock Pigeon
2American Oystercatcher
5Black-bellied Plover
3Dunlin
2Common Tern
7Great Blue Heron
11White Ibis
1Osprey
1American Crow
5Barn Swallow
2European Starling
1Brown Thrasher
1Blue Grosbeak
2Mallard
1Marbled Godwit
1Double-crested Cormorant
5Purple Martin
2House Finch
2Brown-headed Cowbird