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.

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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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Birding Locations

Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

CBC Fall Meeting Litchfield Beach, SC
September 29–30 2017

Lewis Burke

Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort
14276 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Telephone: (843)237-3000 or www.litchfieldbeach.com
Discounted group rate for 1 bedroom Summerhouse Suites per night is $93.22 all-inclusive.
Reservations to guarantee a room at this rate by July 28.

Friday Evening: An Optical evening and reception. Representatives from two optics dealers will be present to demonstrate binoculars and scopes. They will also do short presentations on choosing the right optics and how to digiscope, etc. This will be followed by two drawings for binoculars. One will be open to young birders only and the second to new members attending their first meeting. Members are invited to bring any optics that they wish to sell or trade with other members.

Saturday Evening Banquet: Dr. Sidney A. Gauthreaux will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Gauthreaux has been a birder since age 10. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D.at Louisiana State University. He is retired from Clemson and has been a long term visiting professor at the university of Illinois. His work with radar for tracking bird migration was groundbreaking. Dr. Gauthreaux is still an active birder and is a former president of the Carolina Bird Club.

Our Field Trips will be both familiar and new. Of course, we will have multiple Trips to Huntington Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach State Park, Santee Coastal Wildlife Management Area, Santee Delta WMA, and Bulls Island. We will again offer two Trips to the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center. Our new Trips include Waties Island on Friday only. Waties is the northern most barrier island in S.C. It is one of the most untouched places in the state. We will also have a kayak Trip to Sandy Island. This island is both historic and offers some excellent birding. Other new Trips will be to Dirleton Plantation and Waccamaw WMA and to Lake Busbee.

We will also have a shorebird workshop and field Trip, two New Birder field Trips lead by very experienced birders and a field Trip led by two of our young birders.