Carolina Bird Club Meetings
The Carolina Bird Club holds general meetings three times a year, in mid-winter, spring, and fall. The winter meeting is usually held in late January or early February, the spring meeting in late April or early May, and the fall meeting in late September or early October. The main focus of the meetings is birding, thus the meeting location is rotated among good birding locations in the three regions of the club: eastern and western North Carolina, and South Carolina. Meetings also feature evening programs and social hours on Friday and Saturday.
Everyone interested in birds of the Carolinas is welcome at our general meetings, whether members of the Carolina Bird Club or not; however the meeting registration fee for non-members is slightly higher. Specifics about upcoming meetings are provided via the Newsletter sent to all members, and are also provided on this web site.
Dates and locations of future meetings are subject to change until final meeting plans are published in the CBC Newsletter.
|24–25 January 2014||Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina|
|Spring 2014||Hendersonville, North Carolina|
List of Past CBC Meetings (since 1985)
Reports on recent meetings
Fall meeting at Litchfield Beach, SC. We returned to one of our favorite locations, Litchfield Beach, on the weekend of 27–28 September 2013, and were rewarded with some of the best meeting weather in recent memory, and lots of great birds. A total of 162 species were recorded.
Wasn't it just last January that we braved unusually cold weather at the CBC meeting? The same was in store for us at the Spring meeting in Asheville, 3–4 May 2013, but we still had a good time and collectively observed 154 species.
Winter meeting on the Outer Banks, NC: At the Winter meeting on the Outer Banks on the weekend of 25–26 January, 154 CBC members braved cold winds, ice, and even a little snow, and observed a fine list of species, currently standing at a total of 176 species. Highlights included Ross's Geese, Cackling Geese, “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal, Long-tailed Duck, Common Merganser (570 of them!), Eared Grebe, Great Cormorant, Anhinga, Golden Eagle, Glaucous Gull, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Common Redpoll.