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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 Cane Creek Reservoir (Restricted Access)

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

August 5

41Canada Goose
15Rock Pigeon
1Mourning Dove
8Killdeer
1Green Heron
1Osprey
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
2Eastern Phoebe
3American Crow
8Fish Crow
3Cliff Swallow
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
2Carolina Wren
100European Starling
4Northern Mockingbird
2Northern Cardinal
2Indigo Bunting
8Mallard
2Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2Double-crested Cormorant
2Great Blue Heron
1Great Egret
2Little Blue Heron
1Turkey Vulture
3Belted Kingfisher
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Great Crested Flycatcher
2Blue Jay
2Carolina Chickadee
2Tufted Titmouse
2American Robin
1American Goldfinch
1Field Sparrow
1Eastern Towhee
1Common Yellowthroat
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Cooper's Hawk
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Downy Woodpecker
1White-eyed Vireo
1Red-eyed Vireo
4Barn Swallow
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
6Eastern Bluebird
3House Finch
10Chipping Sparrow
1Yellow-throated Warbler
2Blue Grosbeak
1Pileated Woodpecker
1House Wren
1Brown Thrasher
1Yellow-breasted Chat