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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Eloise Potter Eloise Potter and Michael McCloy

On the occasion of her 80th birthday, Eloise Potter was recognized for her long service to the club, and presented with a framed photograph. Eloise was editor of The Chat from September 1963 through December 1987. The youngest CBC member in attendance, Michael McCloy, was recognized on the occasion of his 19th birthday.

Sean Edward Gough and Taylor Piephoff

Friday night's speaker, Sean Edward Gough, after reporting on his research on effects of habitat disturbance on Bald Eagles, presented the club with a framed photo of an eagle nest in appreciation of the grant that the club awarded him for his work. President Taylor Piephoff accepted.

At the winter meeting on the Outer Banks, Carolina Bird Club members enjoyed field trips to area National Wildlife Refuges. To show their support for the refuges, CBC's executive committee authorized monetary gifts to the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, and to the Friends of Pocosin Lakes Refuge, the non-profit groups that support these refuges.

Skip Morgan presents a check to Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society President Stanley Oliver Skip Morgan presents a check to Dorris Morris representing Friends of Pocosin Lakes

Left: Skip Morgan presents a check to Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society President Stanley Oliver. Pictured from left: Mike Bryant, NC Coastal Plain Refuge Complex Project Leader, Stanley Oliver, Skip Morgan and Scott Lanier, Deputy Refuge Manager for Alligator River and Pea Island Refuges.

Right: Skip Morgan presents a check to Dorris Morris representing Friends of Pocosin Lakes. Refuge Manager Howard Phillips at right.