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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 Carolina Beach State Park

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

July 2

19Laughing Gull
6Royal Tern
13Brown Pelican
1Great Egret
4Snowy Egret
2Tricolored Heron
1Green Heron
2White Ibis
6Turkey Vulture
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
2Great Crested Flycatcher
1Carolina Chickadee
3Barn Swallow
3Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Carolina Wren
2Eastern Bluebird
2House Finch
1Summer Tanager
4Northern Cardinal
2Indigo Bunting
5Painted Bunting

July 1

2Mourning Dove
3Sandwich Tern
1Magnificent Frigatebird
1Red-shouldered Hawk
XAmerican Crow
XFish Crow
XTufted Titmouse
2Brown-headed Nuthatch
XGray Catbird
XBrown Thrasher
1Pine Warbler

June 29

1Common Nighthawk
2Chuck-will's-widow