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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 Baird Drive*

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

August 7

2Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Blue Jay
1Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
1Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Bluebird
4House Finch
120Common Grackle
5Northern Cardinal
1Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Red-shouldered Hawk
3Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Great Crested Flycatcher
3American Crow
1Fish Crow
2White-breasted Nuthatch
2Carolina Wren
1Brown Thrasher
5Chipping Sparrow
2Eastern Towhee
1Pine Warbler

August 6

1Red-headed Woodpecker
2White-eyed Vireo
1Red-eyed Vireo
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2American Robin
1American Goldfinch
1Indigo Bunting

August 5

1Gray Catbird