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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Privacy Policy

Personal Data

As a membership organization, we keep information about our members. This information is provided to us by new members at https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/dues/ and can be updated by members at https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/members/profile/. We keep similar information for members who join offline via mail. This member information is kept permanently.

Members and non-members can register for our meetings online, and we collect information provided by registrants at https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/register/ so that we know who is attending the meetings. We collect similar information about participants who register offline via mail. This information is collected only for one meeting at a time and is not permanent.

Information that we collect about members or meeting attendees is never sold, nor shared with outside organizations in any way.


From time to time we send mass emails to all members, or subsets of members. You can opt out of some or all of these emails at https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/members/mailprefs.php.


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