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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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area

Robin Carter


From the intersection of SC 34 and SC 702 (17 miles east of Greenwood or 22 miles west of Newberry) go north on SC 702 for 3 miles to the park entrance on your right (east).

Birds to look for

Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal (w), Ring-necked Duck (w), Lesser Scaup (w), Hooded Merganser (w), Red-breasted merganser (w), Common Loon (w), Pied-billed Grebe (w), Horned Grebe (w), Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret (s), Osprey (s), Bald Eagle, American Coot (w), Bonaparte's Gull (w), Ring-billed Gull (w), Herring Gull (w), Caspian Tern (spring, fall), Forster's Tern (spring, fall), Black Tern (fall), Belted Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Pine Warbler, American Goldfinch


Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area has a nice bit of mixed pine-hardwood forest on the shores of Lake Greenwood, as well as pine-covered peninsulas that jut out into the lake. It is a fine place to look for migrant warblers, especially in fall, and also for unusual wintering species on the lake. The park is a good companion site to nearby Ninety Six National Historic Site.



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