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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.

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CBC Bonus Field Trip -- Northern Minnesota in Winter

Winter Weekend February 17 - 21, 2005

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Redpolls Redpolls
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Kent Fiala
Our guide identified the foreground bird as a Hoary Redpoll.
After some research and consultation, we agree!
Gray Jay Common Redpoll and Pine Siskin
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Simon Thompson
We had the Gray Jays eating out of our hands. Common Redpoll and Pine Siskin
Bohemian Waxwings Bohemian Waxwings
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Kent Fiala
We only saw a few flocks of Bohemian Waxwings, but they numbered in the many hundreds.
Black-backed Woodpecker American Three-toed Woodpecker
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Simon Thompson
The Black-backed Woodpeckers were not all that cooperative as photo subjects. Simon did better with the American Three-toed Woodpecker.
Photo: Simon Thompson  
A Gyrfalcon was a post-trip bonus for some participants.  

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