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
- To promote the observation, enjoyment, and study of birds.
- To provide opportunities for birders to become acquainted, and to share information and experience.
- To maintain well-documented records of birds in the Carolinas.
- To support the protection and conservation of birds and their habitats and foster an appreciation and respect of natural resources.
- To promote educational opportunities in bird and nature study.
- To support research on birds of the Carolinas and their habitats.
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.
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
Right: Skip Morgan presents a check to Dorris Morris representing Friends of Pocosin Lakes.
Refuge Manager Howard Phillips at right.