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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.

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Recent reports from Pea Island NWR--South Pond

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

June 30

1Mallard
2American Black Duck
1Red-breasted Merganser
5Black-necked Stilt
2American Oystercatcher
1Wilson's Plover
2Semipalmated Plover
3Killdeer
2Least Sandpiper
3Short-billed Dowitcher
3Laughing Gull
1Herring Gull
5Least Tern
1Gull-billed Tern
2Black Tern
2Seaside Sparrow
5Red-winged Blackbird
2Common Grackle
4Boat-tailed Grackle

June 28

8Black-bellied Plover
1Piping Plover
4Ruddy Turnstone
13Red Knot
75Sanderling
25Semipalmated Sandpiper
8Greater Yellowlegs
14Willet
3Willet
2Lesser Yellowlegs
2Ring-billed Gull
1Common Tern
7Forster's Tern
10Royal Tern
20Black Skimmer
6Double-crested Cormorant
5Brown Pelican
2Snowy Egret
4Tricolored Heron
3Eastern Meadowlark

June 26

2Gadwall
1Lesser Black-backed Gull
3Great Black-backed Gull
2Caspian Tern
1Great Shearwater
1Great Blue Heron
24Great Egret
1Black-crowned Night-Heron
2White Ibis
2European Starling
1Northern Mockingbird
2Common Yellowthroat