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

Join us — Join, Renew, Donate

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.

Join, Renew, or Donate now!

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

Join the Carolina Bird Club!

Learn about the benefits of Carolina Bird Club membership on this website or from our two-page membership brochure. Or you can contact us if you have questions.

Joining the CBC, or renewing your membership, has never been easier. You can now pay your dues online from one of the choices below.

Are you a renewing member? If so, we recommend logging in before paying. It's optional, but it lets us be sure to match up your information with our database, plus it lets us tell you exactly when your dues are due.
Select type of membership or donation
Annual memberships
$30The basic membership category for individuals.
$35Family membership: any number of individual members in the same household. All family members have full CBC membership benefits but only one copy of The Chat and the Newsletter is sent to the household.
$15Available to any student.
$50Patron membership is for those who wish to contribute more than Individual dues.
$30Non-profit organizations can be CBC members but do not have membership voting privileges.
$35Business organizations can be CBC members but do not have membership voting privileges.

Life membership
$500Paid-up life members pay no annual dues.
$125Life membership is payable in 4 annual installments.

 You can make a donation of any amount without also making a dues payment.
Credit Card Processing

If you are age 18 or younger, you can have free annual membership! Have your parent email hq@carolinabirdclub.org (with "Youth Membership" in the subject line of the email) giving your name, address, email address (if any), and age.

Pay by mail

If you prefer not to take advantage of online payment of dues, you can still send them in by mail. Please print the two-page membership brochure and use its form for mailing dues. Mail to

Carolina Bird Club
9 Quincy Place
Pinehurst, NC 28374