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.
The Mascot Bird & Logo
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.
The logo for the Carolina Young Birders Club was made by artist, photographer, and birder Evan Lipton of Milton, Massachusetts. You can see more of Evan's work at his website Avian Obsession.