CBC Bonus Field Trips
Bonus Field Trips are open only to CBC members in good standing (i.e., your dues must be paid up). Would you like to go on a field trip but aren't a CBC member? It is perfectly OK to join the CBC at the same time you register for a field trip. Information on joining the CBC can be found on our membership page.
Upcoming Bonus Field Trips
Bonus Trip to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and Chincoteague NWR, February 22–23, 2014 We are offering a chance to bird two of the more interesting sites along the mid-Atlantic coast, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and Chincoteague NWR.The CBBT complex's four man-made rocky islands act as a magnet for sea ducks, gulls, and other birds. With luck we should be able to leisurely study each of America's three scoter species (birds more often than not seen in distant, fast-moving lines), enjoy the spectacularly plumaged male Long-tailed Duck, search for shorebirds (including Purple Sandpiper) on the rocks, compare the various plumages of Great and Double-crested Cormorants, and hope for a rarity or two like Common Eider, Common Goldeneye, King Eider, or one of the uncommon gulls.
Caribbean coast of Colombia, January 10–18, 2014. Colombia is the number one country for bird diversity in the world with almost 1900 species—that is 18% of the world's birds in only 1% of the Earth's ice-free surface. There is no better destination for birding than this tropical country. With two coasts, on the Caribbean and Pacific, three cordilleras of the Andes, the Orinoco, and the Amazon, this country is filled with diversity, including 72 endemic birds!
Outer Banks Field Trip November 30–December 1, 2013. Join members of the Carolina Bird Club as we explore the Bodie Island lighthouse area, Oregon Inlet, Pea Island NWR, the ocean beaches of Hatteras and Bodie Islands and other “hotspots”. The trip will focus on waterfowl and shorebird identification as well as building a broad trip list including everything from grebes to sparrows.