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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.

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Recent reports from Harris Lake County Park

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

August 13

4Mourning Dove
2Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Great Blue Heron
3Great Egret
1Turkey Vulture
1Osprey
1Bald Eagle
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
1White-eyed Vireo
1Red-eyed Vireo
3Blue Jay
1Fish Crow
3Carolina Chickadee
4Tufted Titmouse
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5Carolina Wren
4Eastern Bluebird
3American Robin
2American Goldfinch
6Chipping Sparrow
2Red-winged Blackbird
2Northern Cardinal
1Blue Grosbeak

August 12

1Red-bellied Woodpecker
3Downy Woodpecker
3American Crow
2Pine Warbler

August 8

1Green Heron
2Red-shouldered Hawk
2Belted Kingfisher
2Red-headed Woodpecker
1Acadian Flycatcher
1Eastern Phoebe
2White-breasted Nuthatch
1Northern Mockingbird
3House Finch
1Eastern Towhee
2Indigo Bunting