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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 N. Folly Island--Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve

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

June 28

2Rock Pigeon
4Laughing Gull
2Least Tern
2Royal Tern
1Sandwich Tern
58Brown Pelican
2Carolina Chickadee
3European Starling
1Northern Mockingbird
1Northern Cardinal
1Painted Bunting
3Mourning Dove
2Clapper Rail
5American Oystercatcher
21Wilson's Plover
15Semipalmated Plover
1Sanderling
12Willet
1Snowy Egret
1Tricolored Heron
3Black Vulture
1Red-tailed Hawk
1Great Crested Flycatcher
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
14House Finch
25Red-winged Blackbird
3Boat-tailed Grackle