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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 Lake Junaluska

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

August 18

40Canada Goose
3Mute Swan
31Mallard
3Mourning Dove
20Chimney Swift
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Double-crested Cormorant
1Belted Kingfisher
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Red-eyed Vireo
3Blue Jay
4American Crow
1Fish Crow
6Carolina Chickadee
10Tufted Titmouse
1Barn Swallow
3White-breasted Nuthatch
7Carolina Wren
2European Starling
2Gray Catbird
1Brown Thrasher
4Northern Mockingbird
8Eastern Bluebird
2American Robin
4House Finch
14American Goldfinch
9Song Sparrow
4Eastern Towhee
1Red-winged Blackbird
10Northern Cardinal

August 16

1Black Tern
1Downy Woodpecker
2Tree Swallow

August 15

2Green Heron

August 14

2Turkey Vulture
2Broad-winged Hawk
1House Sparrow
1Indigo Bunting