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)

Upload photos for the CBC gallery

Use this form to contribute photos to the Carolina Bird Club photo gallery. Each submission from this form will correspond to one page in the gallery, so if you are submitting photos of multiple species, please do a separate submission for each species.

Uploaded photos will be directly added to the photo gallery, except as noted under “Species”.

It's ok to use this form if you just want a bird identified, even if it is not a photo for the gallery.

Enter information for the page caption

Instructions for using this form—part 1

Use the exact common name (fully spelled out, not abbreviated), or the four-letter band code. If the photo shows more than one species, choose one of them as the primary species in the photo, and enter that one species name here; list any additional species besides the main one in the space below this. Unless you don't know the name, or unless it is a first record for the Carolinas, you must use one of the names listed on the list of North Carolina birds or the list of South Carolina birds.

If you don't know the species name, check “I need help identifying this bird”. Your photo(s) will not be automatically added to the gallery, but held for review by the website editor.

I need help identifying this bird:

If there are any additional species in the photo(s), list them here
Optional: enter text for the page caption
Date photo(s) taken

Date uncertain? Check here and explain in comments below:

Location where photo(s) taken

Please be sure to include at least one of: a well-known site (e.g., Oregon Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park), a town or city, or a county. Please use proper capitalization.

Additional photos

If you have published additional photos of this bird on your private site and would like to have your site linked, enter the URL here.


If you are submitting someone else's photograph, enter your own name and email here. If you are the photographer, leave this section blank.

I have permission of the photographer to submit these photos.

Click the “Continue” button to select photo(s) for uploading.

I have read Information for Contributors.

If you have any questions (or comments) about this form, just ask the website editor

Select the photo or photos to be uploaded