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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Carolina Bird Club Bird Photo Gallery

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If you would like to share a bird photo or photos that you took in the Carolinas, please use the form. First please read Information for Contributors (revised Jan 2016).

Copyright: All photos are copyrighted material, owned by the photographer. The photographers have given the Carolina Bird Club the right to reproduce these photos, but you should contact the photographer for permission if you wish to reproduce a photo elsewhere or use it for any other purpose. On almost all pages, clicking on the photographer's name will give you their email address.

Facebook much? You may enjoy posting photos on Facebook, or other web sites. Great! But once its Facebook moment is past, probably no one will ever see your photo again. In contrast, the CBC Bird Photo Gallery is managed as an archive; your photo will be forever easily accessible. Thus it's important to post photos, especially photos that serve to document a significant record—a state record, a county record, a seasonal record, a nesting record, etc.—here, even if you also post them elsewhere.

Notice of new photos is provided on the CBC RSS feed RSS. The gallery currently contains 18214 photos from 784 photographers.

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