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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.

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Farrington Point

by William Majoros


Farrington Point, on Jordan Lake in NC, is a very popular boating area; it also boasts an attractive population of avifauna. Prothonotary warblers are very easy to observe along the lake shore, especially along the stretches of the shore where low bushes grow. In spring Yellow-throated Warblers sing loudly from the tops of the trees bordering the parking lots. Other warblers and passerines can be seen here with some regularity.

There are two parking lots at this site. Between the eastern parking lot and Farrington Road is a shallow bay where Ospreys and juvenile Bald Eagles can often be seen at close range as they fish on the wing. An osprey nest is located just across Farrington Road from this site. Great Blue Herons are also common here, as are gulls at various times of the year.

Restrooms are not provided.

Getting There

From NC 64, take Farrington Road north. Turn left at the sign for Farrington Point.



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