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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Other Resources (NOT sponsored by Carolina Bird Club)

The Chat Volume 50 Number 2 (Spring 1986)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 50 Number 2 (Spring 1986)Cover: T. Gilbert Pearson, a pioneer in the bird conservation movement, works at his desk in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Guilford College)

Table of Contents


T. Gilbert Pearson: The Early Years. Oliver H. Orr Jr. pp 29–41 (2 MB download) (see correction)

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 42–43

General Field Notes

Records of Seabirds from South Carolina Offshore Waters. J. Christopher Haney pp 44–46

Reddish Egret in Anderson County, S.C.: First Inland Record for State. Charlie W. Wooten and Steve Cox pp 46–49

Wood Storks Observed in Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties, S.C. M.C. Coulter, L. Bryan, A. Comer, L. Huff, S. Jewell, W. Lee, and L. McAllister pp 49–51

Piping Plovers Nesting at Cape Hatteras, N.C., in 1985. Wm. Walker Golder pp 51–53

First South Carolina Record of Sabine's Gull. Clay C. Sutton, Patricia Taylor Sutton, Dennis Allen, and Wendy Beard Allen pp 53–54

First Sighting of Mountain Bluebird Reported from Western North Carolina. James C. Boozer p 54

Occurrence of American Tree Sparrow off the South Carolina Coast. Pete Laurie pp 55–56

Status of the Lincoln's Sparrow in South Carolina. W Post, D.B. McNair, and H.E. LeGrand Jr. pp 56–59

First Record of Lesser Goldfinch in the Carolinas. Ramona R. Snavely pp 59–60

Book Review

Finding Birds in Carteret County p 60

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

Past Issues of The Chat

The Chat main page

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