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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Registration for Winter 2019 meeting--Outer Banks will open at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018

For details, read the meeting announcement

If you have a question about registration, send email.

To register, fill out and submit this form.Once registered, you can come back to this form at any time and make changes or cancel if necessary.

You must login in order to fill out this form. If you are a CBC member, use your regular website login. Non-members are welcome to register for the meeting but must use the non-member login. If you have not yet set up a login account, first click on the appropriate login button and then click on the “create a login account” link. Non-member logins are good for one meeting only; you must set up a new account each time. Members use the same login for every meeting.

login as a member.
login as a non-member.

Registrant information

(Fields with yellow background are required. Fields with white background may be left blank.)

We need this information so that we can communicate with you. We never sell or give it to anyone else.

The rest of this form is inactive until 2:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018

Meeting registration

You must register for the meeting in order to participate. Choose the type of your registration.

For each registrant under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must download, complete, and mail in a consent form.

Banquet

Would you like to attend the banquet?


Thanks for being a trip leader! You are welcome to register for other field trips that you are not leading, but please don't register for your own trip or trips. There is a limit on how many can register for any trip, and we don't include the trip leader in that count.

Field trips
Field trips are free, with registration.
See the field trip descriptions for details.
Friday January 18 trips
AM half-dayPM half-dayAll dayevening
  • Besides registering here, you MUST also make a reservation directly with Brian Patteson.
Saturday January 19 trips
AM half-dayPM half-dayAll dayevening
  • Please register only if you want to attend the outdoor photo-shoot. You may attend the indoor session without registering.
Sunday January 20 trips
AM half-dayPM half-dayAll dayevening
Explanation of wait lists

If a trip fills up, it will have a wait list. If a space opens up on a full trip, the next person in the wait list will receive that space. You can only go on one trip at a time. Therefore, if you receive a space through a wait list, and you are already registered for another trip that overlaps in time, you will lose your place on that other trip. Also, you will be removed from wait lists for all other trips that overlap in time.

If you know that you will not be going on a trip for which you have registered, please be sure to come back here and cancel so that someone else can have your space. Last-minute cancellations are fairly common at the meeting, so don't despair of getting a space even if you are on a wait list.

Terms and conditions

Physical ability

Club policy requires all field trip participants to comply with the field trip leader's assessment and requests concerning the physical ability of each participant to make or complete the trip.

Release of liability

You must accept the Release of Liability. By clicking “Agree to terms and conditions”, you electronically sign the document on behalf of yourself and any other persons for whom you are registering. You affirm that you have provided the document to all members of your party. (If you add a new party member, you will need to agree to terms and conditions again.)

Privacy Statement

The Carolina Bird Club will not share or sell any personal information gathered during the registration process.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made prior to 6:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2019 will result in a full refund. No refund will be given for cancellations made after that time.

Closing date

Online registration closes at 8:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2019; however walk-in registration will be available at the meeting.