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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North Carolina County eBirding

Leaders by county

CountyLeaderSpecies
AlamanceAndrew Thornton156
AlexanderDwayne Martin188
AlleghanyGuy McGrane118
AnsonMichael McCloy170
AsheGuy McGrane149
AveryThomas McNeil129
BeaufortLucas Bobay161
BertieDerek Hudgins59
BladenRoger Shaw76
BrunswickSherry Lane204
BuncombeSimon RB Thompson238
BurkeDwayne Martin177
CabarrusDerek Hudgins87
CaldwellDwayne Martin209
CamdenAl Hooks81
CarteretScott Winton178
Caswelldavid pennebaker156
CatawbaDwayne Martin249
ChathamBruce Young206
CherokeeSimon RB Thompson68
ChowanDerek Hudgins56
ClayAndrew Thornton57
ClevelandSimon RB Thompson106
ColumbusDerek Hudgins54
CravenChristine Stoughton Root167
CumberlandMichael McCloy106
CurrituckAl Hooks128
DareAl Hooks303
DavidsonDerek Hudgins114
DavieDerek Hudgins152
DuplinRoger Shaw78
DurhamBruce Young238
EdgecombeWS Barbour121
ForsythShelley Rutkin247
FranklinBruce Young85
GastonDerek Hudgins79
GatesDerek Hudgins52
GrahamSimon RB Thompson147
Granvilledavid pennebaker164
GreeneAnn Brice78
GuilfordAndrew Thornton250
HalifaxMichael McCloy113
HarnettWS Barbour108
HaywoodMichael McCloy144
HendersonSimon RB Thompson228
HertfordKeith Reich114
HokeRex Badgett116
HydeScott Winton229
IredellDerek Hudgins146
JacksonMichael McCloy151
JohnstonDavid Williams157
JonesSherry Lane46
LeeWS Barbour106
LenoirDavid Williams104
LincolnDerek Hudgins97
MaconMichael McCloy104
MadisonAndrew Thornton98
MartinMichael McCloy70
McDowellLucas Bobay100
MecklenburgMatthew Janson218
MitchellThomas McNeil110
MontgomeryMichael McCloy120
MooreMichael McCloy206
NashAnn Brice102
New HanoverSherry Lane293
NorthamptonMichael McCloy73
OnslowSherry Lane138
OrangeJan Hansen212
PamlicoChristine Stoughton Root225
PasquotankDerek Hudgins44
PenderSherry Lane139
PerquimansDerek Hudgins51
Persondavid pennebaker208
PittRoger Shaw74
PolkSimon RB Thompson154
RandolphAndrew Thornton200
RichmondMichael McCloy138
RobesonLucas Bobay77
RockinghamNate Swick139
RowanDerek Hudgins104
RutherfordSimon RB Thompson119
SampsonWS Barbour62
ScotlandMichael McCloy103
StanlyMichael McCloy110
StokesDerek Hudgins136
SurryDerek Hudgins124
SwainMichael McCloy146
TransylvaniaJudith Davis165
TyrrellLucas Bobay122
UnionMartina Nordstrand206
VanceBruce Young100
WakeLucas Bobay251
WarrenJeffrey Blalock67
WashingtonLucas Bobay143
WataugaGuy McGrane198
WayneDavid Williams137
WilkesGuy McGrane214
WilsonAnn Brice189
YadkinDerek Hudgins168
YanceyLucas Bobay160

Number of counties lead

Derek Hudgins16
Michael McCloy14
Lucas Bobay7
Simon RB Thompson7
Andrew Thornton5
Sherry Lane5
WS Barbour4
Bruce Young4
Guy McGrane4
Dwayne Martin4
David Williams3
Roger Shaw3
Ann Brice3
david pennebaker3
Al Hooks3
Thomas McNeil2
Christine Stoughton Root2
Scott Winton2
Judith Davis1
Martina Nordstrand1
Jeffrey Blalock1
Nate Swick1
Rex Badgett1
Shelley Rutkin1
Keith Reich1
Matthew Janson1
Jan Hansen1

County eBirding home

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