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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 ReportNote
19-06Lazuli BuntingCarteretACCEPTED
19-14Lazuli BuntingDareNOT ACCEPTED
20-01Red-footed BoobyCarteretJun 2019ACCEPTED1st State Record
20-02Antillean NighthawkDareAug 2020ACCEPTED
20-03Antillean NighthawkNew HanoverJun 1990NOT ACCEPTED
20-04Black GuillemotDareFeb 2020ACCEPTED
20-05BobolinkGastonDec 2019ACCEPTED
20-06Bronzed CowbirdCarteretFeb 2020ACCEPTED1st State Record
20-07Bronzed CowbirdCravenMay 2020ACCEPTED
20-08Cassin's KingbirdChathamJun 2020ACCEPTED1st State Record
20-09Kirtland's WarblerChathamSep 2020ACCEPTED
20-10Neotropic CormorantChathamApr 2020ACCEPTED1st State Record
20-11Pacific Golden-PloverDareJul 2020ACCEPTED
20-12Philadelphia VireoCravenJan 2020NOT ACCEPTED
20-13Western SpindalisDareOct 2020NOT ACCEPTED1st State Record
20-14White-winged TernDareMay 2020ACCEPTED
20-15Kirtland's WarblerRockinghamOct 2020ACCEPTED
20-16Kirtland's WarblerWataugaMay 2020ACCEPTED
20-17Painted RedstartDareOct 2020ACCEPTED1st State Record