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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.

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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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The Chat Volume 51 Number 2 (Spring 1987)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 51 Number 2 (Spring 1987)Cover: Photographer Paul A. Stewart caught two fledgling Wood Ducks about to emerge from a nest box.

Table of Contents


Review of Wintering by Eared Grebes in the Southeastern United States. Richard C. Banks and Roger B. Clapp pp 29–33

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 34–36, 56

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 37–39

General Field Notes

Common Loons Wintering in Offshore Waters. David S. Lee pp 40–42

Long-legged Pink Things: What are they? Where do they come from? David S. Lee pp 43–48

American Swallow-tailed Kite Nesting in Hampton County, S.C. John Emmett Cely pp 48–50

Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird Photographed in North Carolina. Henry D. Haberyan and Harry E LeGrand Jr. pp 50–51

First Nesting of Sooty Tern in South Carolina. Phil Wilkinson p 51

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1986 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 52–56

Back Matter

New checklists p 33

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