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
Susan Campbell
Apex, NC

Second Term: 2024–2025
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Paul Laurent
Banner Elk, NC

Second Term: 2024–2026
Eastern NC Vice-President
One three-year term
Christine Stoughton Root
Merritt, NC

Term: 2023–2026
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Kevin Burke
Hendersonville, NC

First Term: 2024–2026
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

Second Term: 2024–2026
SC Vice-President
One three-year term
Julie Davis
Pawleys Island, SC

Term: 2023–2026
Eastern NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Bob Lewis
Durham, NC

First Term: 2023–2025
Three consecutive one-year terms
Mark Songer
Greenville, SC

First term: 2024–2025
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Jennifer Roberts
Columbia, SC

First term: 2023–2025
Three consecutive one-year terms
Karaleah Reichart Bercaw
Raleigh, NC

Third Term: 2024–2025
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Richard Hayes
Charleston, SC

Second Term: 2024–2026
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
Steve Tracy
Gastonia, NC

Headquarters Secretary
Amanda Laurent
Carolina Bird Club, Inc.
1800 Meadow Ave
Banner Elk, NC 28604