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 Mason Inlet Waterbird Management Area

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

August 12

16Mourning Dove
2Clapper Rail
6American Oystercatcher
12Black-bellied Plover
21Wilson's Plover
39Semipalmated Plover
3Ruddy Turnstone
74Least Sandpiper
2Semipalmated Sandpiper
1Western Sandpiper
9Short-billed Dowitcher
2Greater Yellowlegs
4Lesser Yellowlegs
800Laughing Gull
6Ring-billed Gull
3Herring Gull
92Lesser Black-backed Gull
2Great Black-backed Gull
55Least Tern
8Common Tern
11Royal Tern
4Sandwich Tern
120Black Skimmer
24Brown Pelican
3Great Blue Heron
24Great Egret
1Snowy Egret
2Tricolored Heron
1Green Heron
76Barn Swallow
2Cliff Swallow
2Carolina Wren
1Gray Catbird
1Brown Thrasher
5Northern Mockingbird
1House Finch
4Boat-tailed Grackle

August 9

4Black Tern
1Turkey Vulture
5American Crow
2Fish Crow
3House Sparrow
11Common Grackle
1Northern Cardinal

August 7

1Red-bellied Woodpecker