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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

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 Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning

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

August 13

2Mourning Dove
2Chimney Swift
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Turkey Vulture
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
1Great Crested Flycatcher
2Blue Jay
1American Crow
2Carolina Chickadee
2Tufted Titmouse
1White-breasted Nuthatch
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
4Carolina Wren
2European Starling
5Gray Catbird
3Northern Mockingbird
2American Robin
2House Finch
5American Goldfinch
1Song Sparrow
7Eastern Towhee
1Summer Tanager
10Northern Cardinal
4Indigo Bunting

August 10

4Canada Goose
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Red-tailed Hawk
1Northern Flicker
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2Brown Thrasher
4Eastern Bluebird

August 9

1Cooper's Hawk
1Eastern Phoebe
2Fish Crow
1Blue Grosbeak