About the Club

Mission Statement

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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Recent reports from Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

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

July 1

5Northern Bobwhite
6Mourning Dove
3Common Nighthawk
2Laughing Gull
1Great Blue Heron
6Red-headed Woodpecker
4Red-bellied Woodpecker
4Downy Woodpecker
2Red-cockaded Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
3Great Crested Flycatcher
1Blue Jay
1American Crow
1Fish Crow
8Carolina Chickadee
1Tufted Titmouse
4Purple Martin
2Tree Swallow
6Brown-headed Nuthatch
3Carolina Wren
1Brown Thrasher
3Eastern Bluebird
2House Finch
12Bachman's Sparrow
7Eastern Towhee
1Red-winged Blackbird
2Brown-headed Cowbird
1Common Yellowthroat
1Pine Warbler
3Northern Cardinal
6Indigo Bunting