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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 Sunset Beach--Twin Lakes

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

August 11

3Mourning Dove
6Killdeer
5Laughing Gull
1Common Tern
3Royal Tern
2Anhinga
1Great Blue Heron
21Great Egret
7Snowy Egret
5Little Blue Heron
1Tricolored Heron
31White Ibis
1Turkey Vulture
2Osprey
1Cooper's Hawk
1Eastern Kingbird
5Barn Swallow
70European Starling
3Northern Mockingbird
3Eastern Bluebird
15Red-winged Blackbird
4Boat-tailed Grackle

August 10

1Wood Duck
1Pied-billed Grebe
5Spotted Sandpiper
1Forster's Tern
1Green Heron
1Belted Kingfisher
1Blue Jay
2House Finch

August 9

3American Crow
1Fish Crow
1Carolina Wren
1Common Grackle

August 8

8Wood Stork