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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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Four Seasons Marsh

by John Lindfors


This five acre (?) lake, situated in Hendersonville, NC twenty miles south of Asheville, is filled with water lilies in the summer and the occasional Wood Duck can be seen here along with a first year Great Egret at times. But during fall duck migration, winter, and spring duck migration one can expect to see Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Coot, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, American Black Duck and Blue-winged Teal.

During the above-mentioned time period, especially winter, one can hope to see a Sandhill Crane.

This pond is situated on the north side of Jackson Park and is privately owned. The only way to really view the pond/marsh is to drive east on Martin Luther King Boulevard (formerly known as Four Seasons Boulevard). It is a tenth of a mile east of Harris Street, the turn off to go to Jackson Park.

NOTE: Unscrupulous birders will walk to the end of the Warbler Trail in Jackson Park, clawing their way though the briar-strewn track until they can get a view from the west side of the marsh and then with a straight face put on their "Jackson Park" list unheard of birds like American Coot or American Black Duck to make their rather pathetic list respectable!


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