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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.

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Recent reports from Martin Marietta Park (Former Quarry)

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

August 7

2Mourning Dove
4Laughing Gull
1Forster's Tern
35Double-crested Cormorant
1Neotropic Cormorant
2Osprey
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3Northern Mockingbird
2Eastern Bluebird
5Chipping Sparrow
2Northern Cardinal
1Killdeer
1Great Blue Heron
1Turkey Vulture
1Mississippi Kite
2Eastern Kingbird
2Carolina Chickadee
3Purple Martin
1Carolina Wren
1Blue Grosbeak

August 6

2Fish Crow
1House Finch
2Pied-billed Grebe
1Anhinga
1Great Egret
1American Crow
1Caspian Tern
1Orchard Oriole
4Canada Goose
1Green Heron
1Hairy Woodpecker
2Blue Jay
1Common Yellowthroat
1Indigo Bunting
1Cedar Waxwing

August 4

2Chimney Swift
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2American Coot
2Barn Swallow
3Eastern Towhee
38Red-winged Blackbird
5Common Grackle
2Prairie Warbler

August 3

11Wood Duck
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Belted Kingfisher
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
1Great Crested Flycatcher

August 1

1Ruddy Duck
4Rock Pigeon
2Spotted Sandpiper
2Solitary Sandpiper
2Greater Yellowlegs
1Black Tern
1Royal Tern
2Glossy Ibis
1Bald Eagle
1Pileated Woodpecker
5Tufted Titmouse
1Brown Thrasher
1Eastern Meadowlark
3Prothonotary Warbler
2Summer Tanager