The Carolina Young Birders Club was founded in 2013 by Matthew Janson. We are supported by our 'parent' club, the Carolina Bird Club. The CBC funds the CYBC and has been instrumental in the Carolina Young Birders Club's foundation and has been a continual source of support for the club. We seek to connect like-minded young birders and to help foster the next generation of birders and ornithologists.
Joining the CYBC is free! We encourage you to sign up here on our website. All we ask is that you remain active within the club and participate! Additionally, consider joining the Carolina Bird Club. The student membership is $15 a year and the family membership is $35 a year. By joining the CBC, you will have access to the CBC's quarterly ornithological journal, The Chat, receive lowered fees for registering for CBC meetings, and more! You can join the CBC by clicking here.
Our mascot bird is the Prothonotary Warbler, Prothonotaria citrea. This stunning warbler is rather easy to find in the majority of North and South Carolina, where it inhabits wooded streams, swamps, floodplains, and other wet, wooded habitats. It is unique among the eastern warblers for nesting in tree cavities, often created by woodpeckers or nuthatches. If placed in the appropriate habitat, Prothonotary Warblers will even use nest boxes with a 1 1/4" hole. The unusual name comes from Roman prothonotaries, which wore bright yellow robes. Another name for these birds is Golden Swamp Warbler.