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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 Botany Bay Plantation WMA

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

July 3

1Common Ground Dove
7Mourning Dove
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1American Oystercatcher
1Willet
150Laughing Gull
8Royal Tern
45Brown Pelican
1Great Blue Heron
2Snowy Egret
2Tricolored Heron
1Green Heron
1Osprey
1Red-headed Woodpecker
2Red-bellied Woodpecker
1Downy Woodpecker
2Eastern Wood-Pewee
1Great Crested Flycatcher
4Eastern Kingbird
2White-eyed Vireo
3Blue Jay
2Carolina Chickadee
2Purple Martin
4Barn Swallow
5Carolina Wren
1European Starling
5Northern Mockingbird
6Eastern Bluebird
1House Finch
2Eastern Towhee
3Orchard Oriole
13Red-winged Blackbird
6Brown-headed Cowbird
2Common Grackle
20Northern Cardinal
6Painted Bunting

June 29

4Chimney Swift
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2Clapper Rail
2Black Skimmer
1Wood Stork
3Anhinga
8Great Egret
1Little Blue Heron
1Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
4White Ibis
7Black Vulture
1Turkey Vulture
2Pileated Woodpecker
4Fish Crow
2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3Marsh Wren
2Brown Thrasher
3Boat-tailed Grackle
2Common Yellowthroat
1Summer Tanager
3Blue Grosbeak