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)

The Carolina Bird Club Bird Records Committees

The official lists of the birds of North and South Carolina are maintained by the Bird Records Committees of the respective states. The current lists are presented in the links below.

The Birds of North Carolinaweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet
The Birds of South Carolinaweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet
The Birds of the Carolinasweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet
North Carolina review listweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet
South Carolina review listweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet
Carolinas review listweb page Excel spreadsheet CSV spreadsheet

Submit a Rare Bird Report: If you have seen a bird that has a notation in the “review status” column of your state's bird list (above), please report your sighting here.

Recent and current reports to the North Carolina Bird Records Committee

Recent and current reports to the South Carolina Bird Records Committee

Bylaws of the Bird Records Committees

Bird Records Committee annual reports are published in The Chat. Contents of the reports can be searched in the Chat online database.

North Carolina
Records Committee
South Carolina
Records Committee

Nate Swick
Greensboro, NC
(Term through 2020)

Aaron Given
Kiawah Island, SC
(Term through 2019)


Term through 2018

Sam Cooper
Wilmington, NC

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC

Josh Southern
Holly Springs, NC

Term through 2019

Keith Camburn
Gastonia, NC

Jeff Pippen
Durham, NC

Rob Van Epps
Davidson, NC

Term through 2020

Andrew Thornton
Julian, NC

Jan Hansen
Chapel Hill, NC

Non-voting Members

Ricky Davis
Rocky Mount, NC

Harry LeGrand, Jr.
Raleigh, NC


Term through 2018

Lex Glover
Lugoff, SC

Simon Harvey
Simpsonville, SC

Chris Hill
Conway, SC

Term through 2019

Jeff Click
Easley, SC

Keith McCullough
Charleston, SC

Term through 2020

Giff Beaton
Marietta, GA

Irvin Pitts
Lexington, SC

Steve Wagner
Savannah, GA

Non-voting Members

Will Post
Sullivan's Island, SC

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