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)

Photos from Southern Pines spring meeting field trips

Eastern Screech-Owl — Bruce Smithson

Red-cockaded Woodpecker — John Hardister

Pileated Woodpecker — John Hardister

Great Crested Flycatcher — John Hardister

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher — John Hardister

Swainson's Warbler — Bruce Smithson

Common Yellowthroat — John Hardister

Prairie Warbler — John Hardister

Black-and-white Warbler — John Hardister

Blue Grosbeak — John Hardister

Bachman's Sparrow — John Hardister

Lark Sparrow — John Hardister

Chipping Sparrow — John Hardister

Orchard Oriole and Eastern Kingbird — Phil Fowler

Prothonotary Warbler — Phil Fowler

Southern Pines meeting main page

Carolina Bird Club Main Page