About the Club

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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Recent reports from Lake Brandt--Palmetto Trail

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

July 4

2Chimney Swift
3Great Blue Heron
6Great Egret
2Little Blue Heron
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
1Acadian Flycatcher
1Great Crested Flycatcher
3Red-eyed Vireo
1American Crow
5Carolina Chickadee
3Tufted Titmouse
2White-breasted Nuthatch
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Carolina Wren
6American Robin
2American Goldfinch
1Red-winged Blackbird
1Pine Warbler
7Northern Cardinal

July 3

1Canada Goose
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2Green Heron
1Belted Kingfisher
1Tree Swallow
3Common Yellowthroat
1Northern Parula

June 29

1Blue Jay
3Fish Crow
3Wood Duck
2Mourning Dove
1Turkey Vulture
1Eastern Phoebe
1Eastern Bluebird
1Wood Thrush
1House Finch
3Eastern Towhee
2Indigo Bunting