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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 Civitan Park

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

August 11

6Mourning Dove
2Chimney Swift
1Red-tailed Hawk
1Eastern Phoebe
2Great Crested Flycatcher
4Blue Jay
5American Crow
2Fish Crow
1Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
2Northern Rough-winged Swallow
5Cliff Swallow
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4Carolina Wren
8European Starling
2Gray Catbird
1Brown Thrasher
10Northern Mockingbird
2American Robin
1House Finch
4American Goldfinch
1Chipping Sparrow
3Eastern Towhee
3Orchard Oriole
4Northern Cardinal
2Indigo Bunting

August 9

1Great Blue Heron
1Belted Kingfisher
1Northern Flicker
1American Kestrel
2Eastern Kingbird
3Barn Swallow
1House Wren
2Song Sparrow
1Baltimore Oriole
1Red-winged Blackbird
3Common Grackle
2Common Yellowthroat
1American Redstart

August 6

2Rock Pigeon
1Cooper's Hawk
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
2White-eyed Vireo
1Warbling Vireo
1Red-eyed Vireo
1Blue Grosbeak

August 5

1Turkey Vulture
1Downy Woodpecker