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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

Chat page lookup

If you have a reference to a Chat volume and page number, you can retrieve the article that contains that page by submitting the information here. You can enter either a single page or a page range (two page numbers connected by a hyphen).

For example, if you have a reference in the form Chat 72:102-103 you would enter 72 in the Volume blank and 102-103 in the Page blank.

Articles from Volume 45 (1981) through the most recent issue are currently available. Access to articles from the two most recent volumes is limited to Carolina Bird Club members and requires a password.

Enter volume and page

Other entry points into The Chat online:

Tables of Contents | Cumulative Index | Databases