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
Camp Avocet

Ages 13–18

Full Paid Scholarship

The Carolina Bird Club Camp Avocet scholarship is offered to Carolina Young Birders ages 13–18 living in the Carolinas who are members of the Carolina Young Birders Club.

The CBC will disburse scholarship funds directly to the American Birding Association.

Download the application form.

  1. This scholarship will provide the full tuition to the 2018 Camp Avocet held in the state of Delaware.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the location of the event.
  2. Completed applications must be submitted by June 15th 2018. Please forward your application to ybc@carolinabirdclub.org
  3. The CBC Young Birders Committee will review the applications and the scholarship will be distributed no later than June 30th.
  4. Scholarship awards will be based on the young birder's response in the application, so please provide full and accurate information. You may direct any inquiry to the CBC Young Birders Committee ybc@carolinabirdclub.org.
  5. This link provides additional information on Camp Avocet http://blog.aba.org/2017/09/aba-camps-open-for-2018.html
  6.  Remember to join the Carolina Young Birders Club; in addition the ABA requires the camper to be an American Birding Association member. www.aba.org/join