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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 Bodie Island Lighthouse & Pond

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

July 3

1Clapper Rail
3Laughing Gull
3Double-crested Cormorant
6Brown Pelican
1Least Bittern
13Great Egret
1Snowy Egret
1Little Blue Heron
1Green Heron
1Glossy Ibis
2Purple Martin
3Barn Swallow
1Eastern Towhee
3Red-winged Blackbird
1Brown-headed Cowbird
2Common Yellowthroat

July 1

2Killdeer
3Royal Tern
1Great Blue Heron
3Mourning Dove
4Herring Gull
3White Ibis
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1White-eyed Vireo
3American Crow
1Carolina Wren
2Gray Catbird
1Northern Mockingbird
2Common Grackle
2Northern Cardinal
1Indigo Bunting
1Caspian Tern
2Carolina Chickadee
3Brown-headed Nuthatch
15European Starling
8Boat-tailed Grackle
2Blue Grosbeak

June 30

1Tricolored Heron
1Osprey
3Northern Flicker
1Eastern Kingbird
1Brown Thrasher

June 29

1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
3Ring-billed Gull
1Red-eyed Vireo
1House Wren
1Marsh Wren
1American Robin
1Yellow-breasted Chat
1Eastern Meadowlark