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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 County eBirding

Leaders by county

CountyLeaderSpecies
Alamancedavid pennebaker145
AlexanderDwayne Martin188
AlleghanySteve Shultz92
AnsonMichael McCloy170
AsheAl Hooks85
AveryThomas McNeil129
BeaufortLucas Bobay157
BertieDerek Hudgins59
BladenRoger Shaw73
BrunswickSherry Lane204
BuncombeSimon RB Thompson238
BurkeDwayne Martin177
CabarrusDerek Hudgins87
CaldwellDwayne Martin209
CamdenMichael McCloy48
CarteretScott Winton178
Caswelldavid pennebaker156
CatawbaDwayne Martin249
ChathamBruce Young204
CherokeeSimon RB Thompson68
ChowanDerek Hudgins56
ClayAndrew Thornton57
ClevelandSimon RB Thompson106
ColumbusDerek Hudgins54
CravenChristine Stoughton Root167
CumberlandMichael McCloy106
CurrituckLucas Bobay101
DareLucas Bobay277
DavidsonDerek Hudgins114
DavieDerek Hudgins152
DuplinRoger Shaw78
DurhamScott Winton236
EdgecombeWS Barbour101
ForsythShelley Rutkin243
FranklinRoger Shaw68
GastonDerek Hudgins79
GatesDerek Hudgins52
GrahamSimon RB Thompson147
Granvilledavid pennebaker164
GreeneAnn Brice78
GuilfordAndrew Thornton247
HalifaxMichael McCloy113
HarnettWS Barbour101
HaywoodMichael McCloy144
HendersonSimon RB Thompson228
HertfordKeith Reich114
HokeMichael McCloy100
HydeScott Winton229
IredellDerek Hudgins146
JacksonMichael McCloy151
JohnstonDavid Williams155
JonesSherry Lane46
LeeWS Barbour100
LenoirDavid Williams97
LincolnDerek Hudgins97
MaconMichael McCloy104
MadisonAndrew Thornton98
MartinMichael McCloy70
McDowellDwayne Martin77
MecklenburgMatthew Janson218
MitchellThomas McNeil110
MontgomeryMichael McCloy120
MooreMichael McCloy206
NashAnn Brice102
New HanoverSherry Lane293
NorthamptonMichael McCloy73
OnslowSherry Lane138
OrangeBruce Young182
PamlicoChristine Stoughton Root225
PasquotankDerek Hudgins44
PenderSherry Lane139
PerquimansDerek Hudgins51
Persondavid pennebaker208
PittRoger Shaw73
PolkSimon RB Thompson154
RandolphAndrew Thornton200
RichmondMichael McCloy138
RobesonLucas Bobay77
RockinghamNate Swick139
RowanDerek Hudgins104
RutherfordSimon RB Thompson119
SampsonWS Barbour60
ScotlandMichael McCloy103
StanlyMichael McCloy110
StokesDerek Hudgins136
SurryDerek Hudgins124
SwainMichael McCloy146
TransylvaniaJudith Davis165
TyrrellLucas Bobay119
UnionMartina Nordstrand193
VanceJeffrey Blalock90
WakeLucas Bobay248
WarrenJeffrey Blalock67
WashingtonMichael McCloy141
WataugaThomas McNeil136
WayneDavid Williams123
WilkesAl Hooks113
WilsonAnn Brice189
YadkinDerek Hudgins168
YanceyLucas Bobay127

Number of counties lead

Michael McCloy17
Derek Hudgins16
Lucas Bobay7
Simon RB Thompson7
Dwayne Martin5
Sherry Lane5
Andrew Thornton4
david pennebaker4
Roger Shaw4
WS Barbour4
Ann Brice3
David Williams3
Scott Winton3
Thomas McNeil3
Jeffrey Blalock2
Bruce Young2
Al Hooks2
Christine Stoughton Root2
Martina Nordstrand1
Steve Shultz1
Judith Davis1
Matthew Janson1
Keith Reich1
Shelley Rutkin1
Nate Swick1

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