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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.

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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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Penny's Bend

by William Majoros


Penny's Bend is a delightful nature preserve situated within a loop of the Eno River. A trail runs along the watercourse through pleasant forest habitat; white-eyed and red-eyed vireos are common here in spring. Another trail ascends the hill on the interior of this loop, where a medium-sized meadow is located. Bluebird boxes dot the mowed trail which bisects the meadow. Song sparrows, Common Yellowthroats, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Yellow-breasted Chats are commonly seen here in the warmer months. Hawks are also reputed to be common here.

Getting There

In Durham County (NC), taken interstate 85 to Roxboro Road north (also called local 15/501). Turn right at Church's Chicken onto Old Oxford Highway. Passing over the Eno River bridge, turn left onto Snow Hill road, and then turn immediately into the parking lot on the left.



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