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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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

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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Lee State Natural Area


Take exit 123 off Interstate 20. Drive north 1 mile. Park entrance is on the left. There is no entrance fee.

Birds to look for

Green Heron, Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barred Owl, Chuck-will's-widow, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Summer Tanager and American Goldfinch


Lee State Natural Area, a South Carolina State Park, was built in the late 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It had a campground that is open all year which makes it a great basecamp for exploring Lee County. The park contains a few habitats: the State Scenic Lynches River, bottomland hardwood forest associated with the river, sandhills and upland areas containing a mix of pine and deciduous trees.

The park offers access to the bottomland hardwood forest via a short boardwalk located near the Park's Education Building and the 5-mile Loop Road. The Park also has 2 nature trails located near the Park's Education Building. One follows the edge of the floodplain (white trail) and the other loops through a sandhill area (orange trail). The trailhead is located next to the boardwalk entrance. There are also a number of artesian wells.



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