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Mission Statement

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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Recent reports from Conestee Nature Preserve

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

July 1

1Louisiana Waterthrush
3Chimney Swift
4Great Blue Heron
1Belted Kingfisher
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1Eastern Kingbird
1White-eyed Vireo
1American Crow
1Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
5Northern Rough-winged Swallow
31Purple Martin
40Barn Swallow
1White-breasted Nuthatch
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Carolina Wren
1Brown Thrasher
1Eastern Bluebird
1American Robin
15Red-winged Blackbird
1Prothonotary Warbler
3Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Parula
6Northern Cardinal
2Indigo Bunting

June 30

3Wood Duck
3Mallard
2Mourning Dove
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Red-shouldered Hawk
3Barred Owl
1American Goldfinch
7Canada Goose
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Killdeer
1Great Egret
2Green Heron
1Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
1Turkey Vulture
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Blue Jay
1Fish Crow
35European Starling
2Northern Mockingbird
1House Finch
1Brown-headed Cowbird
8Common Grackle

June 29

2Least Bittern
1Chipping Sparrow

June 27

1Eastern Towhee
1Tree Swallow
1Summer Tanager

June 26

1Pine Warbler

June 25

1Blue Grosbeak
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
1Red-tailed Hawk
1Northern Waterthrush
1Northern Flicker