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


Join us — Join, Renew, Donate

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.

Join, Renew, or Donate now!


Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)



Recent reports from Kitty Hawk Beach

Only the most recent report per species is shown. Some reports may be pending verification.

August 19

1Black-bellied Plover
1Semipalmated Plover
1Ruddy Turnstone
73Sanderling
6Willet
36Laughing Gull
1Ring-billed Gull
3Herring Gull
5Lesser Black-backed Gull
1Common Tern
2Royal Tern
1Double-crested Cormorant
2Fish Crow

August 18

3Least Sandpiper
9Western Sandpiper
4Great Black-backed Gull
5House Finch
9Boat-tailed Grackle

August 17

1Mourning Dove

August 16

1Rock Pigeon
1Forster's Tern
3Barn Swallow

August 13

2Osprey