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)

Links to other sites

Mailing list

Carolinabirds-- The online birding community of the Carolinas.

Statewide species accounts

Birds of North Carolina: Their Distribution and Abundance

South Carolina Breeding Bird Atlas

Report a banded or color-marked bird

Bird Banding Laboratory


I found a baby bird—what do I do?

I found an injured bird—what do I do?

Duck Stamp Buy Your Duck Stamp Through the ABA
Local clubs

Blue Ridge Audubon

Bluebirders of Wake County, North Carolina

Chapel Hill Bird Club

Charleston Natural History Society (old site)

Charleston Natural History Society

Columbia Audubon Society

Forsyth County Audubon Society

Greenville County (SC) Bird Club

High Country Audubon

Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

High Peaks Birders (Yancey County, NC)

Hilton Head Audubon Society

Lower Cape Fear River Bird Club

Lower Neuse Bird Club

Mecklenburg Audubon Society

New Hope Audubon Society

Piedmont Bird Club

Sandhills Natural History Society

Transylvania County Bird Club

Wake Audubon Society


Wings Over Water

State agencies

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Other organizations in the Carolinas

North Carolina Birding Trail

North Carolina Audubon

Audubon in SC

Cape Romain Bird Observatory

The Center for Birds of Prey

NC Museum of Natural Sciences - Hummers

Carolina Raptor Center

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Center

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project

Brian Patteson Pelagics

Simon Thompson's Ventures Birding Tours

Organizations elsewhere

American Birding Association

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Institute for Bird Populations

BIRDNET - The Ornithological Information Source

Bird Banding Laboratory

Partners in Flight

Neighboring states

Virginia Society of Ornithology

Tennessee Ornithological Society

Georgia Ornithological Society

Hunting seasons

North Carolina

South Carolina

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