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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.

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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Editors of The Chat

 First issueLast issue
Rev. John GreyMarch 1937v1n1March 1944v8n2
Archie D. ShaftesburyMay 1944v8n3May 1951v15n2
Thomas QuayMay 1951v15n3-4March 1953v17n1
Kay Curtis SissonJune 1953v17n2Dec 1958v22n4
Charles BlakeMarch 1959v23n1Dec. 1960v24n4
David JohnstonMarch 1961v25n1June 1963v27n2
Eloise PotterSept. 1963v27n3Fall 1987v51n4
Herb HendricksonWinter 1988v52n1Fall 1996v60n4
Bob WoodWinter 1997v61n1Fall 2002v66n4
Kent FialaWinter 2003v67n1Fall 2012v76n4
Don SeriffWinter 2013v77n1Winter 2017v81n1
Steve ShultzSpring 2017v81n2