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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 Discovery Lake (Restricted Access)

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

August 5

42Canada Goose
5Mallard
1Mourning Dove
1Green Heron
1Black Vulture
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Belted Kingfisher
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
1American Crow
1Carolina Chickadee
3Tufted Titmouse
1White-breasted Nuthatch
4Brown-headed Nuthatch
4Carolina Wren
2Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Bluebird
2American Robin
2House Finch
3American Goldfinch
1Chipping Sparrow
2Northern Cardinal

August 4

1Great Blue Heron
1Pileated Woodpecker
4Blue Jay
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1Pine Warbler
4Blue Grosbeak

August 3

1Eastern Kingbird
1Fish Crow