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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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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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

Enoree Waterfowl Management Area

Robin Carter


From Exit 74 of I-26 near Newberry go east on SC 34 for 5.6 miles. Here turn left (north) onto Road 55, Mount Pleasant Road. Follow Mount Pleasant Road for 3.8 miles, to the junction with Road 45, Maybinton Road. Turn left (north) onto Maybinton Road for 3.9 miles, then turn right (east) onto Dogwalla Road. Follow Dogwalla Road for 3.7 miles, then turn right (east) onto Forest Road 401-E, Henderson Island Road. Follow this road for 0.6 miles to the gate for the waterfowl area and park along the road.

Birds to look for

Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Wigeon (w), American Black Duck (w), Mallard, Blue-winged Teal (w), Green-winged Teal (w), Ring-necked Duck (w), Hooded Merganser (w), Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Pied-billed Grebe (w), Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern (w), Great Blue Heron, Great Egret (s), Little Blue Heron (s), Green Heron (s), Osprey (spring, fall), Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk (s), Virginia Rail (w), Sora (w), Solitary Sandpiper (spring, fall), Spotted Sandpiper (spring, fall), Wilson's Snipe (w), American Woodcock, Yellow-billed Cuckoo (s), Chuck-will's-widow (s), Whip-poor-will (s), Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Roug-winged Swallow (s), White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Veery (spring, fall), Gray-cheeked Thrush (spring, fall), Swainson's Thrush (spring, fall), Blue-winged Warbler (spring, fall), Tennessee Warbler (spring, fall), Nashville Warbler (spring, fall), Northern Parula (s), Yellow Warbler (spring, fall), Chestnut-sided Warbler (spring, fall), Magnolia Warbler (spring, fall), Cape May Warbler (spring, fall), Black-throated Blue Warbler (spring, fall), Yellow-rumped Warbler (w), Black-throated Green Warbler (spring, fall), Blackburnian Warbler (spring, fall), Yellow-throated Warbler (s), Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler (s), Palm Warbler (spring, fall), Bay-breasted Warbler (fall), Blackpoll Warbler (spring), Cerulean Warbler (spring, fall), Black-and-white Warbler (s), American Redstart (spring, fall), Prothonotary Warbler (s), Worm-eating Warbler (s), Swainson's Warbler (spring), Ovenbird (s), Northern Waterthrush (spring, fall), Louisiana Waterthrush (s), Kentucky Warbler (s), Common Yellowthroat (s), Hooded Warbler (s), Wilson's Warbler (spring, fall), Canada Warbler (spring, fall), Yellow-breasted Chat (s), Summer Tanager (s), Scarlet Tanager (s), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (spring, fall).


Enoree Waterfowl Management Area and the surrounding parts of Sumter National Forest offer good birding year round. The waterfowl management area is closed from mid October through the end of January. In February and March you might see a variety of waterfowl and wetlands-related birds there. The area is also very good during spring and fall migrations. Be careful during the August to January deer hunting season.



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