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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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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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CBC Bonus Field Trip -- Northern Minnesota in Winter

Winter Weekend February 17 - 21, 2005


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Boreal Owl Boreal Owl
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Kent Fiala
This Boreal Owl was perched at the edge of a busy highway, overlooking the passing traffic.
Great Gray Owl Great Gray Owl
Photo: Dave Lenat Photo: Kent Fiala
This Great Gray Owl was one of many that we saw.
Great Gray Owl Great Gray Owl
Photo: John Ennis Photo: Simon Thompson
In fact, Great Gray Owls were all over the place.
Great Gray Owl Great Gray Owl
Photo: Stephen Harris Photo: Stephen Harris
The white "bow-tie" really stands out.
Northern Hawk Owl Northern Hawk Owl
Photo: Kent Fiala Photo: Stephen Harris
These three Northern Hawk Owls were among many that we saw.
Northern Hawk Owl  
Photo: John Ennis  

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