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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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Recent reports from Osprey nest

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

August 13

1Wood Duck
2Rock Pigeon
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Killdeer
2Osprey
1American Crow
2Carolina Wren
2Gray Catbird
1Northern Mockingbird
1Eastern Bluebird

August 11

2Mourning Dove
7Double-crested Cormorant
1Great Blue Heron
1Great Egret
2Belted Kingfisher
1Downy Woodpecker
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
3Eastern Kingbird
1Blue Jay
12Fish Crow
1Carolina Chickadee
3Barn Swallow
2Brown Thrasher
1American Robin
2American Goldfinch
1Song Sparrow
1Summer Tanager
1Northern Cardinal

August 9

1Red-bellied Woodpecker
23European Starling

August 7

1Spotted Sandpiper
1Green Heron
1Turkey Vulture
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher