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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Carolina Bird Club Meetings

The Carolina Bird Club holds general meetings three times a year, in mid-winter, spring, and fall. The winter meeting is usually held in late January or early February, the spring meeting in late April or early May, and the fall meeting in late September or early October. The main focus of the meetings is birding, thus the meeting location is rotated among good birding locations in the three regions of the club: eastern and western North Carolina, and South Carolina. Meetings also feature evening programs and social hours on Friday and Saturday.

Everyone interested in birds of the Carolinas is welcome at our general meetings, whether members of the Carolina Bird Club or not; however the meeting registration fee for non-members is slightly higher. Specifics about upcoming meetings are provided via the Newsletter sent to all members, and are also provided on this web site.

Upcoming meetings

Dates and locations of future meetings are subject to change until final meeting plans are published in the CBC Newsletter.

Date Location

September 21 and 28, 2024 Various locations, a new kind of meeting!
January 16–19, 2025 Emerald Isle, NC

List of Past CBC Meetings (since 1985)
including bird lists since about 2002