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
Outer Banks December 14–15, 2019. Widely considered at the top of the list for early winter birding sites in North Carolina, the Outer Banks of Dare County are home to thousands of wintering swans, ducks, geese, shorebirds, waders, gulls, and more. 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.”
Shorebirds of the Central NC Coast. (This trip is full.) Not sure how to tell the difference between a Semipalmated and a Western Sandpiper? Hoping to spot a (rare—not expected) Long-billed Curlew? Eager to visit a pair of locations not easily accessible to the casual birder? Then join members of the Carolina Bird Club as we explore two of the best locations for late-summer shorebirds, Shackleford Banks and Bird Shoal. Both are uninhabited barrier islands in the Central Coast section of North Carolina, near Morehead City/Beaufort, and both provide the correct habitat to expect decent numbers and diversity of shorebirds.
Carolina Bird Club Bonus Trip to Costa Rica, August 10-20, 2019. Join us for 9 full days of birding some of the best Costa Rica hot spots including Monteverde, Arenal and La Selva!