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)

The Carolina Bird Club Executive Committee

Elected Officers
Two consecutive one-year terms
Steve Tracy
Gastonia, NC

Second Term: 2022–2023
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Paul Laurent
Banner Elk, NC

First Term: 2022–2024
Eastern NC Vice-President
One three-year term
Colleen Bockhahn
Clayton, NC

Term: 2020–2023
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Barbara (“Kitty”) Reynolds
Asheville, NC

First Term: 2022–2024
Western NC Vice-President
One three-year term
Katie Greenberg
Arden, NC

Term: 2022–2025
Eastern NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Betsy Kane
Washington, NC

First Term: 2022–2024
SC Vice-President
One three-year term
Vacant position

Term: 2022–2025
Eastern NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Michael Clark
Durham, NC

First Term: 2020–2022
Three consecutive one-year terms
Jared Miles
Charlotte, NC

First term: 2022–2023
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Julie Davis
Pawleys Island, SC

First Term: 2022–2024
Three consecutive one-year terms
Karaleah Reichart
Raleigh, NC

First Term: 2022–2023
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Richard Hayes
Charleston, SC

First Term: 2022–2024
Ex Officio members
Editor, The Chat
Steve Shultz
Apex, NC

Editor, CBC Newsletter
Steve Dowlan
Vilas, NC

Editor, CBC Web Site
Kent Fiala
Hillsborough, NC

Immediate Past President
Lewis Burke
Columbia, SC

Headquarters Secretary
Carol Bowman
Carolina Bird Club, Inc.
9 Quincy Place
Pinehurst, NC. 28374