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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 Ayr Mount Plantation

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

August 10

7Chimney Swift
1Great Blue Heron
1Turkey Vulture
1Red-shouldered Hawk
2Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
1Hairy Woodpecker
2Eastern Wood-Pewee
2White-eyed Vireo
4Red-eyed Vireo
18American Crow
1Fish Crow
5Carolina Chickadee
7Tufted Titmouse
2White-breasted Nuthatch
5Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5Carolina Wren
5Eastern Bluebird
4American Goldfinch
2Chipping Sparrow
1Brown-headed Cowbird
1Northern Parula
3Northern Cardinal
1Blue Grosbeak
1Indigo Bunting