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.

Join, Renew, or Donate now!

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

A User's Guide to the Gallery Upload Form—Part 1

For every upload, please enter at least your name and email address, the bird species name, and date and location of the photograph.

As much as possible, please separate your uploads by species. If you have multiple photos of an individual bird, or of one species, group those photos into one upload. Start a new upload for photos of a different species. Sometimes you may have a photo that shows multiple species, In that case, please pick one species to designate as the main species for the upload, and enter the names of other species in the “List additional species” box.

Location: Please describe the location in enough detail that someone who lives far away could reasonably be able to find the general area on a map. Sometimes just the name of a park or refuge can be enough, if it is a very well-known birding site, but it's best to provide at least the nearest town, or the county. Your friendly web editor is a stickler for detail, spelling, and capitalization. Note that the gallery is only for photos taken in the Carolinas.

When you have finished the first part of the form, click the “Continue” button to go to the second part.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Kent Fiala

User's Guide part 2