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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 Crabtree Creek Wetland--West of Raleigh Blvd.

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

August 7

2Canada Goose
16Mallard
3Great Blue Heron
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Carolina Wren
1American Goldfinch
1Northern Cardinal

August 3

1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Great Egret
1Turkey Vulture
2Osprey
2Downy Woodpecker
2Eastern Kingbird
2Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1Gray Catbird
1American Robin

August 2

1Mourning Dove
2Bald Eagle
2Red-shouldered Hawk
1Belted Kingfisher

August 1

8Chimney Swift
1Northern Flicker
2White-eyed Vireo
6Blue Jay
1Fish Crow
1White-breasted Nuthatch
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
4European Starling
3Northern Mockingbird
2Eastern Towhee
2Common Grackle
3Blue Grosbeak