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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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Roxbury Park

Ken Carman


Located about 30 miles southwest of Charleston, Roxbury Park is on the east side of State Highway 174, about five miles south of US Coastal Highway 17. Heading south on Hwy 174 from US 17, you will pass Toogoodoo Rd on your left. Shortly after that you will cross a small bridge over the Toogoodoo Creek. Our driveway is immediately on your left, about 150 ft past the bridge.


Roxbury Park is owned by the Town of Meggett, and is situated on 157 acres of land. Within its borders are eight unique eco-systems which provide for an exceptionally diverse bird and wildlife population for an area this size. There is a mixed hardwood forest, a Loblolly Pine forest, a prairie, a freshwater pond, a freshwater swamp/marsh, a slightly brackish pond, a tidal marsh, and tidal creek access. The trails are wide open and easy to walk, and contain numerous vistas overlooking the ponds, swamp/marsh, and tidal marsh. The park is known locally for its year round abundance of Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers. Having just opened in mid November of 2013, the park is already listed as an Ebird hotspot, with 130 bird species recorded so far. To see photos of many of the birds and other wildlife that has been seen in the park lately, they are posted on our Facebook page. There is a cottage on the grounds that can be rented by the week, and the park is centrally located in the middle of several other outstanding birding destinations in the Ace Basin. For a list of park hours, rules, and activities, please see our web site.



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