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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 Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

August 7

2Mourning Dove
1White-eyed Vireo
5Carolina Chickadee
3Brown-headed Nuthatch
3Carolina Wren
1Pine Warbler
1Northern Cardinal

August 6

2Mallard
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1Blue Jay
5Purple Martin
20Barn Swallow
4House Wren
2House Finch
1Field Sparrow
3Eastern Towhee
3Common Grackle
3Boat-tailed Grackle
1Prairie Warbler
2Blue Grosbeak
2Indigo Bunting

August 5

1Osprey
1Snowy Egret
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Eastern Kingbird
2American Crow
1American Robin
10Red-winged Blackbird

August 4

1Laughing Gull
1Royal Tern
1Great Blue Heron
2Red-headed Woodpecker
1Eastern Wood-Pewee
2Great Crested Flycatcher
2Tufted Titmouse

August 3

1Downy Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
1Fish Crow
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

August 2

1Prothonotary Warbler
2Pileated Woodpecker

August 1

2Double-crested Cormorant
2Great Egret
1Northern Mockingbird
1Common Yellowthroat
1Semipalmated Plover
128Sanderling
6Willet
1Ring-billed Gull
16Forster's Tern
1Sandwich Tern
15Brown Pelican