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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LifeBird Tours, LLC

CAROLINA BIRD CLUB BONUS TRIP TO COSTA RICA AUGUST 10-20, 2019

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JOIN US FOR 9 FULL DAYS OF BIRDING SOME OF THE BEST COSTA RICA HOT SPOTS
INCLUDING MONTEVERDE, ARENAL AND LA SELVA!

Carolina Bird Club is sponsoring this fantastic Costa Rica Bonus Trip with LifeBird Tours, LLC

This CBC bonus birding trip will take in some of the very best areas Costa Rica has to offer!

We will begin in the Pacific lowlands birding our way up to the cooler lush cloud-forests for 3 days of exciting birding in the Monteverde area which is home to the gorgeous Resplendent Quetzal! Next, we will move from the Pacific slope to the Caribbean and the habitat and avifauna will shift radically! We will be staying for 2 nights at the beautiful Arenal Observatory Lodge at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. Birding this area is always fabulous! Finally, we will descend into the Caribbean lowlands for a 3 night stay at the lovely La Quinta Lodge in the Sarapiqui River Valley. Here we will explore the rain forests of La Selva Biological Station which is one of the best birding sites in Costa Rica! We will also be visiting other key birding areas including La Virgen del Socorro, Cope’s famous feeders, the Old Butterfly garden and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Please see CBC the detailed itinerary for more details!

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We will visit hummingbird and banana feeders throughout the trip allowing for up close and personal study of hummingbirds, tanagers, finches and much more.

Professional bird guide Steven Easley will be our local guide for our trip, a highly respected authority on Costa Rican birds and other wildlife. We expect to see over 250 bird species with a good representation of Costa Rica’s hummingbirds, toucans, motmots, trogons, tanagers, oropendolas and much more.

This bonus trip is packed with excellent birding, lodging, and delicious food for a very good price! Join us as we explore the many wonders of Costa Rica! Interested birders please contact Sherry Lane for registration information!