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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.

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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 ReportNote
19-01Trindade PetrelWilsonAcceptedFirst inland record
19-02Townsend's WarblerMecklenburgNot accepted
19-03Kirtland's WarblerDareAcceptedFirst coastal record
19-04Sooty ShearwaterMecklenburgNot acceptedSent to second ballot
19-05Tundra Swan (Bewick's)EdgecombeAcceptedFirst state record of subspecies
19-06Lazuli BuntingCarteretAcceptedFourth state record
19-07LimpkinMecklenburgAcceptedSixth state record
19-08LimpkinBuncombeAcceptedSeventh state record
19-09Pacific Golden-PloverDareAcceptedFirst state record
19-10Sharp-tailed SandpiperDareAcceptedThird state record
19-11Swainson's ThrushBuncombeAcceptedFirst winter record
19-12Trumpeter SwanChathamAcceptedSecond Piedmont record
19-13Snail KiteDareAcceptedSecond state record
19-14Lazuli BuntingDareAcceptedSend to second ballot
19-15LimpkinStanlyAcceptedEighth state record