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

Blue Ridge Parkway 16–17 September 2017. Join us as we seek out and enjoy roving flocks of fall migrants on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway! Are you a fan of warblers? Then this trip is for you. Mid to late September is the peak of fall migration for warblers in the Carolinas. This is the time when a variety of warblers abandon their breeding season stratification and join together with vireos, tanagers, cuckoos, grosbeaks and more to feast on the little buggy things that power their southward migration. These flocks frequently follow the crests of the Appalachian ranges, and we hope to encounter a variety of species as we travel the scenic Parkway.

Southern Texas 11–18 November 2017. Texas is where the western species start, and winter is perhaps the best time to visit, with mild temperatures, little rain and great birds. Driving south to the Valley, we'll follow the Rio Grande west to Laredo. If you have never birded west of the Mississippi River, you can expect to come home with 50+ lifers. Rarities are always possible.

Northern Costa Rica Sat Feb 17 - Mon Feb 26, 2018. 8 full days of birding with professional bird guide Steven Easley. During this tour we will visit the best birding sites of the Central Pacific near Carara NP, the dry NW known as the Guanacaste, the Northern Caribbean wetlands of Cano Negro, and the Caribbean foothills of scenic Arenal Volcano.

Southern Costa Rica Sun Feb 25 - Tue Mar 6, 2018. 8 full days of birding with professional bird guide Steven Easley This tour takes in the best birding sites of the Highlands, Pacific foothills and Pacific Southwest or Costa Rica. This one is very diverse as it takes us from the top of the highlands all the way to the SW coastal lowlands. Nice lodging, delicious food, comfortable transport and of course excellent birding will make for yet another fabulous tour to Costa Rica.

Reports on past trips