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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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Cheraw State Park

Robin Carter


From the intersection of US 1 and US 52 south of Cheraw go south on US 52 for 0.6 miles to the park entrance on your right (west).

Birds to look for:

Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe (w), Double-crested Cormorant, Chuck-will's-widow (s), Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pine Warbler, Summer Tanager (s), Bachman's Sparrow (s)


Cheraw State Park is the oldest state park in South Carolina and also one of the largest. It features a large lake, with a bit of boardwalk along one shore. It is primarily a golfing park at present, but still great natural areas in the less-developed part of the park. Its campgrounds and cabins make it a good base for exploring nearby Sandhills State Forest and Carolina Sandhills NWR.



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