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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 Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)

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

July 2

1Mallard
2Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2Common Gallinule
XLaughing Gull
1Least Tern
2Wood Stork
2Anhinga
1Great Blue Heron
4Great Egret
1Snowy Egret
1Green Heron
1White Ibis
2Glossy Ibis
2Black Vulture
2Turkey Vulture
1Osprey
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1Blue Jay
2Purple Martin
10Barn Swallow
1Brown Thrasher
2Northern Mockingbird
XRed-winged Blackbird
1Brown-headed Cowbird
4Boat-tailed Grackle
2Northern Cardinal