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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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The Chat Volume 51 Number 3 (Summer 1987)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 51 Number 3 (Summer 1987)Cover: See page 72 for details about the Snowy Owl photographed near Columbia, S.C., by Jimmy Wood.

Table of Contents


Notes on the Breeding of Northern Finches in North Carolina

Possible Effects of Artificial Feeding on Nest-site Selection. Bill Siebenheller and Norma Siebenheller pp 57–58

Preflight Pine Siskin at Asheville, N.C. Norma K. Williams p 58

Possible Nesting of Pine Siskins at Southern Pines, N.C., in 1982. Libba Watson and John Watson pp 58–59

The Red Crossbill in Western North Carolina: A Review of Records Indicating Breeding. Dan K. Rosenberg pp 59–60

Red Crossbills Nesting at Linville Gorge, Burke County, N.C. Marcus B. Simpson Jr. pp 60–62

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 63–64

Book Reviews

Bird-Banding; Wood Warbler's World; Catesby's Birds of Colonial America; Seaside Plants of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts pp 64, 83–84

General Field Notes

Red-footed Booby Added to South Carolina State List. William Post and Thomas A. Murphy p 65

Anhinga, a Breeding Confirmation from Cumberland County, N.C. Phillip J. Crutchfield and Morris E. Whitfield pp 65–68

Tricolored Herons and Snowy Egrets Breeding in the Interior of South Carolina. C. G. Belser and W. Post pp 68–71

First Documented Occurrence of the Ruff in South Carolina. Michael F. Cooper p 71

Snowy Owl in Richland County, S.C. Lex Glover and John Emmett Cely p 72

Nest Destruction by the Eastern Wood-Pewee. Paris R. Trail pp 72–73

Massive Flight of Tree Swallows During Fall Migration on the South Carolina Coast. Douglas B. McNair pp 74–75

Second Record of Say's Phoebe for North Carolina. Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 75–76

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Added to South Carolina State List. W Post and P.S. Coleman pp 76–77

Vermillion Flycatcher at Pea Island Refuge, N.C. R.J. Hader p 77

Black-throated Gray Warbler at Wilmington, N.C. Kitty Kosh pp 77–78

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1986 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 78–83

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