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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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Agenda for Greenville, SC Fall Meeting 2018

Thursday September 20
4:00-9:00pm Opening RegistrationHotel Lobby
Friday September 21
Field Trips (1/2 and full-day trips for fall color and birding)Leave from Hotel Lobby
Dinner on your own.
6:00pm Social Gathering. Cash BarChampagne Room
7:00pm Welcome Greenville SC. Announcements.
7:30pm Evening Presentation: Mr. Tim Lee, Hawk Watch Coordinator, Caesars Head State Park
Saturday September 22
Field Trips (1/2 and full-day field trips)Leave from Hotel Lobby
5:30pm Social Gathering. Cash BarChampagne Room
6:00pm Banquet Dinner($35) (Preregistration required for the banquet dinner)
7:15pm Announcements.
7:30pm Evening Presentation. Dr. Drew Lanham, Professor, Clemson University
8:30 PM Species Countdown

Registration: Hotel Lobby— September 20, Thursday 4:00pm–9:00pm. Friday and Saturday 6:00am–8:00am and 12:30pm–1:30pm.

Field Trip rosters will be in the registration room. After picking up your registration packet, please put a check mark by your name on each of your trip rosters, so the trip leaders will know you have checked in for your trip. There will be people available to answer any questions regarding trips. If you are not able to attend a trip, please cross out your name, so someone from the wait list can fill your place.

Departure Times The field trip departure times are for leaving the hotel. Please arrive minimum 10–15 minutes early. Look for the sign with your trip number and let the leader know you are there.  We encourage carpooling.   Please consider contributing toward gas expenses if you carpool.  Trip leader cell phone numbers will be provided.  If you cannot go on a trip, make every effort to advise one of the following: trip leader, meeting coordinator, or advise someone who is on the trip so the group doesn't wait for you.

All Day Trips Please bring a lunch, snacks, water. Many of the sites are remote with no nearby restaurants.

Hotel Returns Morning trips should be back to the hotel by noon, afternoon and all-day trips by 5:00 PM.