Brown-headed Nuthatch by Doug Pratt

Chapel Hill Bird Club

The Chapel Hill Bird Club is for everyone who loves wild birds. Whether you watch birds in your yard or travel to ends of the earth for rarities, our club offers something for you: access to like-minded people including experts who can answer your questions, interesting programs, weekly field trips, Christmas and spring bird counts, and a Facebook group. We are a friendly group and welcome all. Our members mostly come from the Research Triangle area of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Pittsboro, and surrounding towns.
 

At our November 2003 meeting we voted unanimously to pay for the restoration of an original Audubon print at the North Carolina Museum of Art. By a vote of 14 to 9, Brown-headed Nuthatch won over Red-headed Woodpecker.
We also voted unanimously to make a donation to support Susan Campbell's hummingbird banding work.

2014 Chatham Co. Fall Migration Count - Sunday, Sept. 21

Forms: xls | pdf - you can either e-mail or mail in the forms when done.
Assignments | Procedures | Tips | Other local counts and contacts
To sign up, please e-mail Will Cook, cwcook@duke.edu.

Meetings

We have monthly meetings from September through May. We meet at 7:30 pm on the fourth Monday of the month at Binkley Baptist Church, in the Lounge. Binkley is at 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, at the intersection with 15-501 near University Mall (map with meeting room indicated by green arrow). Visitors welcome! Come at 7:15 for light refreshments. No meeting in December.

Field Trips

We have weekly Saturday morning field trips from September through April. For details, see the field trip schedule. We meet at 7:30 am at the Glen Lennox Shopping Center parking lot, on the north side of NC 54, just east of the intersection with 15-501 in Chapel Hill [map]. Trips normally end before noon. Visitors welcome!

Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is the Bulletin. If you would like a free hard copy of the latest newsletter, send Judith Fortney your name and address. The following issues are online in PDF format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to read PDF files.
1999: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November
2000: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November | December
2001: January | February | March | April | May | August | September | October | November | December
2002: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2003: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2004: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2005: January | February | March | April | May | June | September | October | November/December
2006: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2007: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2008: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2009: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2010: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2011: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November/December
2012: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November
2013: January | February | March | April | May | September | October | November
2014: January | February | March | April | May | September

Facebook Group

If you'd like to interact with other local bird folks online, check out the Chapel Hill Bird Club's new Facebook group.

Chapel Hill Birds Blog

Rob Gluck created a Chapel Hill Bird Club blog, but is looking for someone to take it over - please send him a note if you'd like to help!

Bird Counts

We conduct Christmas, spring, and fall bird counts.

Checklist

The CHBC Checklist lists all the birds ever recorded in Chatham, Durham, and Orange Counties, NC, from 1975-11/2011, with frequency designations for every week of the year. The 2008, 2005, 2002, and 1999 CHBC Checklists are still available for comparison. There's also a graphical version in zipped Microsoft Word format.

Mini-BBS

We co-sponsor the Orange County (NC) Mini-Breeding Bird Survey. Visit Haven Wiley's Mini-BBS page for full details.

Membership

Annual dues are $15 per individual or family, or $10 if you're a student. To join the club, simply fill out this membership form and mail it in.

History

A History of the Chapel Hill Bird Club by Maury Graves - article published in the Fall 1991 CHBC Bulletin.

Club Stuff

Officers, Constitution, and By-Laws of the Chapel Hill Bird Club.

Other Groups

You may wish to join the Carolina Bird Club, which covers both Carolinas, as well as New Hope Audubon or Wake Audubon, which also have bird-related programs and activities.

Morgan Creek mudflats field trip, 8/3/02
Field trip exploring the Morgan Creek mudflats at Jordan Lake, 8/3/2002.


Carolina Nature | Carolinabirds info | Triangle Birder's Guide

/ created 9/2/1998 cwcook@duke.edu