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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Past CBC Meetings (since 1985)

Date Location Species seen Attendance
April 27–28, 2018 Flat Rock, NC 156 183
January 26–27, 2018 Wrightsville Beach, NC 168 183
September 29–30, 2017 Litchfield Beach, SC 191 153
April 28–29, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC 132 114
January 27–28 2017 Outer Banks, NC 180 165
Sept 30–Oct 1, 2016 Beaufort, SC 191 132
April 28–30, 2016 Blowing Rock, NC 142 181
February 5–6, 2016 Litchfield Beach, SC 174 211
September 18–19, 2015 Hickory, NC 128 139
May 1–2, 2015 Clemson, SC 161 128
January 30–31, 2015 Outer Banks, NC 181 204
Sept 26–27, 2014 Charleston, SC 180 160
May 2–3, 2014 Hendersonville, NC 161 203
January 24–25, 2014 Wrightsville Beach, NC 162 200
September 27–28, 2013 Litchfield Beach, SC 162 146
May 3–4, 2013 Asheville, NC 154 172
January 25–26, 2013 Outer Banks, NC 177 154
September 28–29, 2012 Greenville, SC 146 163
May 4–5, 2012 Raleigh, NC 133 187
Jan 27–29, 2012 Southport, NC 163 140
Sept 30–Oct 2, 2011 Beaufort, SC 203 156
May 6–8, 2011 Blowing Rock, NC 130 165
January 28–30, 2011 Outer Banks, NC 186 140
September 23–26, 2010 Aiken, SC 131 121
April 30–May 2, 2010 Winston-Salem, NC 127 155
January 29–31, 2010 Atlantic Beach, NC 159 171
September 25–27, 2009 Hickory, NC 118 137
May 1–3, 2009 Clemson, SC 139 114
January 30–February 1, 2009 Williamston, NC 126 142
October 3–5, 2008 Wilmington, NC 172 165
May 1–4, 2008 Southern Pines, NC 122 124
January 31–February 3, 2008 Georgetown, SC 169 211
September 28–30, 2007 Santee, SC 161 134
May 3–6, 2007 Hendersonville, NC 168 211
January 26–28, 2007 Outer Banks, NC 181 197
September 29–October 1, 2006 Savannah, GA 191 135
April 28–30, 2006 Asheville, NC 148 185
February 3–5, 2006 Virginia Beach, VA 133 103
September 30-October 2, 2005 Charleston, SC 178 142
April 29-May 1, 2005 Blowing Rock, NC 143 157
January 28-30, 2005 Atlantic Beach, NC 166 182
September 24-26, 2004 Augusta, GA 134 108
April 30-May 2, 2004 Fontana, NC 129 149
January 29-Feb. 1, 2004 Beaufort, SC 183 186
September 19-21, 2003 Hickory, NC 124 133
April 25-27, 2003 Clemson, SC   90
January 17-19, 2003 Washington, NC   117
September 27-29, 2002 Litchfield Beach, SC 157 102
May 3-5, 2002 Black Mountain, NC   148
January 25-27, 2002 Nags Head, NC   158
September 21-23, 2001 Santee, SC   154
May 3-6, 2001 Southern Pines, NC   140
January 26-28, 2001 Atlantic Beach, NC   138
September 22-24, 2000 Fort Caswell, NC   136
May 5-7, 2000 Blowing Rock, NC   190
January 28-30, 2000 Beaufort, SC   151
September 24-26, 1999 Charleston, SC   189
April 23-25, 1999 Charlotte, NC   118
January 29-31, 1999 Nags Head, NC   225
September 25-27, 1998 Elkin, NC   148
April 24-26, 1998 Asheville, NC   255
January 30-February 1, 1998 Litchfield, SC   241
October 3-5, 1997 Fort Caswell, NC   205
April 25-27, 1997 Clemson, SC   162
January 24-26, 1997 Atlantic Beach, NC   220
September 20-22, 1996 Beaufort, SC   226
April 26-28, 1996 Fontana, NC   133
January 26-28, 1996 Nags Head, NC   234
September 22-24, 1995 Elkin, NC   156
April 28-30, 1995 Greenwood, SC   122
January 27-29, 1995 Washington, NC   218
September 23-25, 1994 Santee, SC   161
May 20-22, 1994 Hendersonville, NC   214
January 28-30, 1994 Litchfield, SC   259
September 24-26, 1993 Nags Head, NC   174
May 7-9,1993 Lake Lure, NC   189
January 29-31, 1993 Beaufort, SC   186
September 25-27, 1992 Wilmington, NC   154
May 8-10, 1992 Boone, NC   173
January 31-February 2, 1992 Charleston, SC   212
September 27-29, 1991 Nags Head, NC   163
April 26-28, 1991 Greenville, SC   77
February 1-3, 1991 Atlantic Beach, NC   187
September 21-23, 1990 Asheville, NC   144
April 26-28, 1990 Bear Island, SC   146
February 2-4, 1990 Nags Head, NC   164
Fall 1989 Wilmington, NC  
Spring 1989Tryon, NC  
Winter 1989Atlantic Beach, NC  
Fall 1988 Columbia, SC  
Spring1988 Clemson, SC  
Winter 1988Nags Head, NC  
Fall 1987 Charleston, SC  
Spring 1987Raleigh, NC (50th Anniversary)  
Winter 1987Litchfield, SC  
Fall 1986 Nags Head, NC  
Spring 1986Hendersonville, NC  
Winter 1986Savannah, GA  
Fall 1985 Boone, NC  
Spring 1985Winston-Salem, NC  
Winter 1985Litchfield, SC