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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The Carolina Bird Club (“CBC”) knows that birders understand the risks and rewards of birding field trips. Nonetheless, to permit CBC to continue to sponsor such trips, and to help promote the study and conservation of birds, each field trip participant must fill out and sign a waiver releasing CBC from liability for any injury that might occur.

I, (“Participant”), in exchange for CBC's permission for me to participate in the field trips of the Fall meeting (the “Field Trip”), agree as follows:

Assumption of Risks and Waiver of Claims. I fully recognize the dangers of participating in the Field Trip, and I voluntarily assume all risks associated with my participation. I understand that the dangers I may encounter on the Field Trip include, but are not limited to: automobile accidents, wild animals, poisonous snakes, harmful insects, poisonous vegetation, uneven or unstable terrain, steep slopes, cliffs, narrow trails, landslides, lightning, wildfire, extremes of temperatures, and storms. I also realize that there is a risk of becoming seriously ill or injured in an area remote from medical care and that CBC cannot guarantee the availability of emergency medical services. Therefore, in exchange for permission to participate in the Field Trip, I hereby waive any claims I may have against CBC resulting from the activities undertaken during the Field Trip. I also waive all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, suits or demands of any kind that members of my family or my estate, heirs, representatives, or assigns may have against CBC.

Indemnify and Hold Harmless. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless CBC from any claims, liabilities, damages, actions or causes of actions of any kind including attorney's fees that may arise in any manner as a result of my participation in the field trip.

Severability. I agree that the foregoing Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of North Carolina and that if any portion is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect.

I have read this release, fully understand its terms, and understand that by agreeing to it I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, am over the age of 18, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.