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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.

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Recent reports from Lake Johnson Park

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

July 4

2Mourning Dove
2Double-crested Cormorant
3Great Blue Heron
1Red-shouldered Hawk
1Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
2Acadian Flycatcher
1Red-eyed Vireo
3Blue Jay
1Fish Crow
2Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
8Barn Swallow
2White-breasted Nuthatch
4Carolina Wren
2American Robin
2House Finch
1American Goldfinch
1Song Sparrow
1Pine Warbler
1Summer Tanager
3Northern Cardinal

July 3

XCanada Goose
XMallard
1Chimney Swift
1Killdeer
1Green Heron
1Osprey
2Belted Kingfisher
XAmerican Crow
1Gray Catbird
1Brown Thrasher
1Eastern Towhee
1Pileated Woodpecker
1Great Crested Flycatcher
2Eastern Bluebird
1Chipping Sparrow
1Brown-headed Cowbird

July 2

2Hairy Woodpecker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1Red-winged Blackbird
1Indigo Bunting
1Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4Turkey Vulture
2Eastern Kingbird
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
1Northern Mockingbird
2Common Yellowthroat

June 30

1Common Grackle

June 29

1Northern Flicker