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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 Lake Wheeler marshes

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

July 4

20Killdeer
2Great Blue Heron
1Great Egret
1Common Yellowthroat
58Canada Goose
7Wood Duck
12Mallard
2Mourning Dove
2Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2Chimney Swift
1Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2Green Heron
3Bald Eagle
3Red-shouldered Hawk
1Barred Owl
1Belted Kingfisher
4Red-bellied Woodpecker
2Downy Woodpecker
2Pileated Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
1Eastern Phoebe
1Great Crested Flycatcher
2Eastern Kingbird
1White-eyed Vireo
4Blue Jay
4American Crow
9Fish Crow
3Carolina Chickadee
5Tufted Titmouse
1Northern Rough-winged Swallow
6Purple Martin
2Tree Swallow
1White-breasted Nuthatch
1Brown-headed Nuthatch
4Carolina Wren
1Gray Catbird
1Brown Thrasher
1Northern Mockingbird
5Eastern Bluebird
2American Robin
2House Finch
5American Goldfinch
2Chipping Sparrow
1Eastern Towhee
1Red-winged Blackbird
2Common Grackle
2Pine Warbler
1Summer Tanager
10Northern Cardinal
1Indigo Bunting

July 3

1Orchard Oriole

July 2

1House Wren