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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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North Carolina Christmas Bird Counts and South Carolina Christmas Bird Counts

Take part in National Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird Count this season. The count period runs each year from December 14 through January 5. Look through the list of counts below and join the fun! If you'd like to participate in a count, contact the organizer listed in the table. (Click on their name to get their email address.) Christmas Bird Counts are an excellent chance to join fellow birders of all experience levels, and allow you to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1900! And there is no longer any fee for participation!

The 118th Christmas Bird Count is over, but plan ahead for next year. Most of these counts are repeated each year.

If you are a count coordinator and also a Carolina Bird Club member, you can login and update your count information yourself. Enter here

To locate a count in your area, look at the map of all Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas. If you are interested in participating in one of these counts, click on the coordinator's name to get their email address.

If you are a count coordinator and your count is not listed here, or you need to change contact information or register a new count, please email Kent Fiala. You can also send me any date changes or corrections, or you can make them yourself via the link on the right.

Learn about the Christmas Bird Count at the official Audubon site, at wikipedia, or everywhere.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Cumberland County, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Mount Jefferson, NCEric Harrold336-404-0821map 
Winyah Bay, SCLex Glover803-603-6461mapNote
Friday, December 15, 2017
Hilton Head Island, SCSusan Murphy map 
Rocky Mount, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Augusta, GALois Stacey803-215-1594map 
Carolina Sandhills N.W.R., SCNancy Jordan843-335-6026map 
Columbia, SCCaroline Eastman803-466-2840mapNote
Gastonia, NCSteve Tracy704-853-0654mapNote
Grandfather Mountain, NCJesse Pope828-733-2013map 
Greensboro, NCElizabeth Link336-273-4672map 
Kitty Hawk, NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336map 
Lowcountry, SCBuddy Campbell843-252-8025map 
North Greenville, SCJ.B. Hines864-706-8421mapwebsite
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Raleigh, NCJohn Connors919-755-0253mapNote
Winston-Salem, NCRon Morris336-816-0193mapwebsite
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Congaree Swamp, SCJohn Grego, Kathleen O'Grady803-331-3366, 803-315-4199mapNote
Durham, NCJacob Socolar, Jeff Pippen919.636.0326mapwebsite 
Holly Shelter & Lea-Hutaff I, NCCarson Wood910-859-9425mapwebsite 
Pee Dee Area, SCShawn Smolen-Morton765-252-9759mapNote
Southern Lake Norman, NCTaylor Piephoff704-621-0336, 704-808-0529map 
Southern Pines, NCSusan Campbell910 695 0651mapNote
Monday, December 18, 2017
Four Holes Swamp, SCMatt Johnson(843) 462-2150map 
New Bern, NCBob Gould252-288-4615mapNote
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Pamlico County, NCElizabeth White, Liz Lathrop252-670-7590, 252-249-2646mapNote
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Hanging Rock State Park, NCJean Chamberlain336-983-6543mapNote
Thursday, December 21, 2017
New River, NCScott Jackson-Ricketts map 
Rockingham County, NCBrian Bockhahn map 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Charlotte, NCKen Kneidel704 365-5609mapNote
Wayne County, NCMae Howell 919-580-8330map 
York-Rock Hill, SCBill Hilton, Jr.803-684-5852mapwebsite
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Sunday, December 24, 2017
Chapel Hill, NCWill Cook919-477-9395mapwebsite
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Cape Hatteras, NCPatricia Moore252-995-4777mapNote
Catawba Valley, NCDwayne Martin, Lori Owenby828-234-6041, 828-962-9612map 
Pettigrew S.P., NCCharlotte Davis mapNote
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Bodie-Pea Island, NCPaul Sykes706-769-9436mapNote
Friday, December 29, 2017
Litchfield-Pawleys Island, SCChris Hill843-234-1810mapNote
Mattamuskeet N.W.R., NCSusan Campbell910-695-0651mapNote
Spartanburg, SCLyle Campbell864-585-1228mapNote
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Alamance County, NCKen Lady map 
Alligator River N.W.R., NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336map 
Lower Saluda, SCKent Bedenbaugh803.463.5872mapNote
Pee Dee N.W.R., NCGreg Walmsley map 
Portsmouth Island, NCPeter Vankevich202 468-2871mapNote
Wilmington, NCSam Cooper910-617-2001mapNote
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Jordan Lake, NCNorm Budnitz919-383-0553mapwebsite 
Ocracoke Island, NCPeter Vankevich202 468-2871mapNote
Southport-Bald Head-Oak Islands, NCRon Clark704-860-4469map 
Stone Mountain, NCGuy McGrane336-973-8343mapwebsite
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Charleston, SCJennifer McCarthey Tyrrell map 
Greenville, NCHoward Vainright, Dr. Veronica Pantelidis252-752-3203map 
Pilot Mountain, NCJesse Anderson, Brian Bockhahn336 325 2355mapNote
Rocky River, SCAndy Norris mapNote
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Falls Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Long Cane, SCJoyce Foster, Steve Patterson mapNote
Pinewood, SCHutch Collins803-361-2411map 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Kerr Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Sea Islands, SCAaron Given mapwebsite
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Friday, January 5, 2018
Lake Wateree, SCLex Glover803.603.6461mapNote
Roanoke Rapids, NCFred Lobdell252-257-2487mapNote
Upper Yadkin River Valley, NCEric Harrold336-404-0821map 
This year's dates for the counts below have not yet been received. Contact information, if any, is a year or more out of date. Closer to count season, you may also be able to find contact information by looking up a count at Audubon's Christmas Bird Count page.
Ace Basin (secret count), SC  mapNote
Aiken, SCCalvin Zippler803 508-0692map 
Balsam, NCDon Hendershot map 
Brevard, NCNorma Siebenheller828-884-5443map 
Buncombe County, NCTom Tribble map 
Camp Lejeune, NCEmily Gaydos mapNote
Central Beaufort County, NCKevin O'Kane252-946-3003map 
Clemson, SCJ.Drew Lanham map 
Danville, VALaura Meder map 
Franklin, NCRita St. Clair mapNote
Henderson County, NCWayne Forsythe828-697-6628mapNote
Highlands Plateau, NCBrock Hutchins770-486-3715map 
Iredell County, NCRon Underwood828-632-4739mapNote
Keowee, SCStephen Schutt map 
Lake Lure, NCMarshall Brooks828-395-1636map 
McClellanville (secret count), SCNathan Dias mapNote
Morehead City, NCJohn Fussell252-342-0169map 
Mount Rogers-White Top Mountain, VAAllen Boynton276-677-4121map 
Raven Rock S.P., NCErik Thomas919-880-7809mapNote
Roan Mountain, TNRick Knight423-282-5297map 
Santee N.W.R. (secret count), SCNathan Dias mapNote
Savannah, GASteve Calver912-927-6726map 
Savannah River Site, SCMark Vukovich mapNote
Sun City-Okatie, SCJim Cubie map 
Yancey County-Burnsville, NCBob Repoley, Laura Seelbach map 

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