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)

North Carolina Christmas Bird Counts and South Carolina Christmas Bird Counts

Take part in National Audubon's 120th 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 120th 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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Columbia, SCCaroline Eastman, Steve Dennis803-466-2840mapNote
Franklin, NCRita St. Clair mapNote
Gastonia, NCSteve Tracy704-853-0654mapNote
Kitty Hawk, NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336mapNote
Lowcountry, SCBuddy Campbell843-252-8025map 
New River, NCLisa Benish map 
Raleigh, NCBrian O'Shea mapNote
Raven Rock S.P., NCErik Thomas919-880-7809mapNote
Wayne County, NCMae Howell919-580-8330map 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Carolina Sandhills N.W.R., SCNancy Jordan843-335-6026map 
Congaree Swamp, SCJohn Grego, Kathleen O'Grady803-331-3366, 803-315-4199mapNote
Durham, NCJacob Socolar, Jeff Pippen919.636.0326, 919-801-0662mapwebsite 
Holly Shelter & Lea-Hutaff I, NCCarson Wood910-859-9425mapwebsite 
Morehead City, NCJohn Fussell252-342-0169map 
Mount Jefferson, NCGuy McGrane828.266.8536mapwebsite
Pee Dee Area, SCShawn Smolen-Morton765-252-9759mapNote
Southern Lake Norman, NCTaylor Piephoff704-808-0529map 
Southern Pines, NCSusan Campbell910 695 0651mapNote
Monday, December 16, 2019
Four Holes Swamp, SCMatt Johnson(843) 462-2150mapNote
Hilton Head Island, SCSusan Murphy map 
Long Cane, SCJoyce Foster, Steve Patterson mapNote
New Bern, NCBob Gould252-288-4615mapNote
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Pamlico County, NCElizabeth White, Liz Lathrop252-670-7590, 252-249-2646mapNote
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Hanging Rock State Park, NCJean Chamberlain336-983-6543mapNote
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Cumberland County, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Grandfather Mountain, NCJesse Pope828-733-2013map 
Rocky Mount, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Augusta, GALois Stacey803-215-1594map 
Rocky River, SCAndy Norris mapNote
York-Rock Hill, SCBill Hilton, Jr.803-684-5852mapwebsite
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Chapel Hill, NCWill Cook919-477-9395mapwebsite
Stone Mountain, NCGuy McGrane828.266.8536mapwebsite
Monday, December 23, 2019
Rockingham County, NCBrian Bockhahn map 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Aiken, SCCalvin Zippler803 508-0692map 
Friday, December 27, 2019
Cape Hatteras, NCPatricia Moore252-995-4777mapNote
Pettigrew S.P., NCCharlotte Davis, Ed Corey mapNote
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Bodie-Pea Island, NCJeff Lewis, Al Hooks mapNote
Charlotte, NCKen Kneidel704 365-5609mapNote
Lower Saluda, SCKent Bedenbaugh803.463.5872mapNote
North Greenville, SCDenise DuPon mapwebsite
Yancey County-Burnsville, NCRuss Oates map 
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Buncombe County, NCTom Tribble map 
Mattamuskeet N.W.R., NCSusan Campbell910-695-0651mapNote
Monday, December 30, 2019
Alligator River N.W.R., NCJeff Lewis252-216-6336mapNote
Litchfield-Pawleys Island, SCChris Hill843-234-1810mapNote
Ocracoke Island, NCPeter Vankevich202-468-2871mapNote
Pilot Mountain, NCJesse Anderson, Brian Bockhahn336 325 2355mapNote
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Portsmouth Island, NCPeter Vankevich202-468-2871mapNote
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Kerr Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Spartanburg, SCLyle Campbell864-585-1228mapNote
Friday, January 3, 2020
Falls Lake, NCBrian Bockhahn919-676-1027map 
Sea Islands, SCAaron Given mapwebsite
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Greenville, NCHoward Vainright, Dr. Veronica Pantelidis252-752-3203map 
Keowee, SCStephen Schutt map 
Pee Dee N.W.R., NCJudy Walker map 
Roanoke Rapids, NCFred Lobdell252-257-2487mapNote
Wilmington, NCSam Cooper910-617-2001mapNote
Winston-Salem, NCNathan Gatto(336)416-3182mapwebsite
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Charleston, SCJennifer McCarthey Tyrrell map 
Jordan Lake, NCNorm Budnitz919-383-0553mapwebsite 
Southport-Bald Head-Oak Islands, NCRon Clark704-860-4469map 
Upper Yadkin River Valley, NCGuy McGrane828.266.8536mapwebsite
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
Alamance County, NCKen Lady map 
Balsam, NCDon Hendershot map 
Brevard, NCNorma Siebenheller828-884-5443map 
Camp Lejeune, NCEmily Gaydos mapNote
Catawba Valley, NCDwayne Martin, Lori Owenby828-234-6041, 828-962-9612map 
Central Beaufort County, NCKevin O'Kane252-946-3003map 
Clemson, SCJ.Drew Lanham map 
Danville, VALaura Meder map 
Greensboro, NCElizabeth Link336-273-4672map 
Henderson County, NCKevin Burke828-697-6628map 
Highlands Plateau, NCBrock Hutchins770-486-3715map 
Iredell County, NCRon Underwood828-632-4739mapNote
Lake Lure, NCMarshall Brooks828-395-1636map 
Lake Wateree, SCLex Glover803.603.6461mapNote
McClellanville (secret count), SCNathan Dias mapNote
Mount Rogers-White Top Mountain, VAAllen Boynton276-677-4121map 
Pinewood, SCHutch Collins803-361-2411map 
Roan Mountain, TNRick Knight423-282-5297map 
Santee N.W.R. (secret count), SCNathan Dias mapNote
Savannah, GALarry Carlile912-927-6726map 
Savannah River Site, SCMark Vukovich mapNote
Sun City-Okatie, SCJim Cubie map 
Winyah Bay, SCLex Glover803-603-6461mapNote

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