About the Club

Mission Statement

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.

The Club provides this website to all for free.

By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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Birding Locations

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)



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

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