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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

Hummingbird Resources

Field Guides:

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America by Sheri L. Williamson. 2001. Houghton Mifflin Company: New York. 263 pp.

Hummingbirds of North America by Steve N.G. Howell. 2002. Academic Press: New York. 219 pp.

Beginners Guide to Hummingbirds by Donald and Lillian Stokes. 2002. Little, Brown and Company: New York. 144 pp.

Wild Bird Guides: Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Robert Sargent. 1999. Stackpole Books: Pennsylvania. 85 pp.

Web sites:

North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

Hummingbird-Attracting Plants (Gary Phillips)

Hilton Pond

Hummer Bird Study Group

hummingbirds.net (Lanny Chambers' site):

The Hummingbird Society

prepared by Susan M. Campbell March 15, 2004
(phone 910-585-0574 or susan@ncaves.com)