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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The Carolina Bird Club Executive Committee

2018–2019
Elected Officers
President
Two consecutive one-year terms
Christine Stoughton Root
Merritt, NC

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Second Term: 2018–2019
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Karyl Gabriel
High Point, NC

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Appointed until 2018
Eastern NC Vice-President
One three-year term
Sherry Lane
Wilmington, NC

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Term: 2017–2020
Western NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Marilyn Westphal
Hendersonville, NC

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First Term: 2017–2019
Western NC Vice-President
One three-year term
Steve Tracy
Gastonia, NC

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Term: 2016–2019
Eastern NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Lester Coble
Ernul, NC

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First Term: 2017–2019
SC Vice-President
One three-year term
Craig Watson
Mount Pleasant

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Term: 2018–2021
Eastern NC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Katherine Higgins
Wilmington, NC

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First Term: 2017–2019
Treasurer
Three consecutive one-year terms
Paul Dayer
Durham, NC

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Second term: 2018–2019
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Mac Williams
Hartsville, SC

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First Term: 2018–2020
Secretary
Three consecutive one-year terms
Jill Midgett
Charleston, SC

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First Term: 2018–2019
SC Member-at-Large
Two two-year terms
Steve McInnis
Columbia, SC

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Second Term: 2017–2019
Ex Officio members
Editor, The Chat
Steve Shultz
Apex, NC

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Editor, CBC Newsletter
Vivian Glover
Orangeburg, SC

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Editor, CBC Web Site
Kent Fiala
Hillsborough, NC

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Immediate Past President
Irvin Pitts
Lexington, SC

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