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)

Cornelia Carrier/Carolina Bird Club
Bird-related event Scholarship

up to $3000.00

The CBC will disburse scholarship funds directly to the coordinating organization or sponsor of the event and not to the scholarship recipient.

  1. Completed applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.   Please forward the application to ybc@carolinabirdclub.org.
  2. The CBC Young Birders Committee will review the applications and the scholarship awards will be distributed no later than 30 days prior to the event.
  3. 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.

Revised 9/8/2018

Download the application form.