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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

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

July 1

40Canada Goose
6American Black Duck
2Black-necked Stilt
2American Oystercatcher
1Semipalmated Plover
4Killdeer
17Short-billed Dowitcher
1Spotted Sandpiper
1Greater Yellowlegs
1Willet
1Lesser Yellowlegs
300Least Tern
9Black Tern
2Common Tern
2Forster's Tern
3Royal Tern
1Sandwich Tern
30Black Skimmer
2Great Crested Flycatcher
1Carolina Wren
2Eastern Meadowlark
4Boat-tailed Grackle

June 29

2Black-bellied Plover
2Sanderling
3Dunlin
1Semipalmated Sandpiper
10Laughing Gull
2Herring Gull
1Great Black-backed Gull
1Roseate Tern
1Double-crested Cormorant
4Brown Pelican
1Great Egret
1Snowy Egret
1Tricolored Heron
1White Ibis
1Osprey
2Gray Catbird
4Red-winged Blackbird
1Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Cardinal