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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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Locations where Black-bellied Plover has been recently reported in North Carolina

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

July 3

1Black-bellied Plover Pea Island NWR--Visitor Center Beach Crossover

July 2

1Black-bellied Plover Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry
27Black-bellied PloverSunset Beach--East End

July 1

2Black-bellied Plover East Shackleford Banks
1Black-bellied Plover The Cut/ North Pond US-NC 35.73216, -75.50040
1Black-bellied Plover Onslow Beach ISS

June 30

2Black-bellied Plover New River Inlet
2Black-bellied Plover Pea Island NWR--North Pond

June 29

1Black-bellied Plover pea island
3Black-bellied Plover Mason Inlet Waterbird Management Area
2Black-bellied Plover Pea Island NWR
5Black-bellied Plover Pea Island NWR--North Pond Wildlife Trail

June 28

19Black-bellied Plover Bird Shoal
8Black-bellied Plover Pea Island NWR--South Pond