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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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Recent decisions of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee

The following compilation of NCBRC decisions are to be regarded as unofficial, pending formal publication of the Annual Report of the NC Bird Records Committee in The Chat. As such, they may not be cited in print as definitive decisions until they are properly published.

Record NumberSpeciesLocationDateStatus of Report
16-01Mountain PloverCore BanksJan-Feb 2016Accepted
16-02Bar-tailed GodwitFriscoApr 2016Accepted
16-03Western GrebeLake NormanApr 2016Accepted
16-04Little EgretMattamuskeet NWRApr-May 2016Accepted
16-05Yellow-headed Caracaramountainsspring 2016Not Accepted
16-06Brown BoobyLookout Shoals LakeMay-Dec 2016Accepted
16-07Violet-green SwallowLake DavidsonMay 2016Accepted (Provisional)
16-08Cliff SwallowAlligator River NWRJan 2016Accepted
16-09White-faced IbisLake BrandtApr 2015Accepted
16-10RuffAlligator River NWRDec 2015Accepted
16-11Crested CaracaraCape Hatteras areaJune 2016Accepted
16-12Kirtland's Warbler"Ridge Junction, BRP"Sept 2016Accepted
16-13Bar-tailed GodwitShackleford BanksOct 2016Accepted
16-14Black-headed GrosbeakBooneMay 2007Accepted
15-20White-cheeked Pintail (2nd vote)Pea Island NWRSep 2015Accepted