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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Did you get an email?

We tried to send an email to all members at around 3:23 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021 to let you know that a new issue of The Chat was available online. The email was sent from the address . If you did not get such an email, here are some possible explanations:
  1. We don't have your email address. Contact headquarters secretary Carol Bowman and let her know your address.
  2. We have an old email address for you that doesn't work any more. Likewise, let Carol know your correct address; or if you are set up with a website login, change it yourself at https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/members/profile/
  3. The message went to your spam folder. Check for it there. If you are a gmail user, How to Prevent Emails from Landing in Gmail's Spam Folder explains how to prevent that. The basic principles here should be applicable to other email platforms as well. At a minimum, if you do find the message in your spam folder, make sure you take the trouble to mark it as “not spam”, which should decrease the likelihood it will get flagged next time.
  4. The message couldn't be delivered because your mailbox is full. Well, you probably didn't want to read it anyway.
  5. Your email provider thought the message was spam and did not deliver it. You may be able to reduce the likelihood of this happening by creating an entry for . in your address book.