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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 New River Inlet

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

August 11

XRock Pigeon
XWilson's Plover
XKilldeer
XRuddy Turnstone
XSanderling
XLaughing Gull
XHerring Gull
XLeast Tern
XBrown Pelican
XGreat Egret
XBoat-tailed Grackle
6Mourning Dove
2American Oystercatcher
18Black-bellied Plover
50Semipalmated Plover
2Piping Plover
2Whimbrel
3Least Sandpiper
20Semipalmated Sandpiper
12Short-billed Dowitcher
1Spotted Sandpiper
3Willet
1Black Tern
100Royal Tern
10Sandwich Tern
2Great Blue Heron
1Osprey

August 10

1Greater Yellowlegs
7Great Black-backed Gull
16Forster's Tern
1Snowy Egret
6Barn Swallow
6European Starling
1House Sparrow
9Red-winged Blackbird

August 6

1Tricolored Heron
9White Ibis