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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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The Chat Volume 51 Number 4 (Fall 1987)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 51 Number 4 (Fall 1987)Cover: Aerial photographs show Carolina bays in Bladen County, N.C. Note the elliptical shape of the bays, the sand rims, the lake within the bay at top center of the front cover, and the agricultural activity adjacent to bays and occasionally intruding on them (back cover and bottom center of front cover).

Table of Contents


Breeding Birds of Carolina Bays: Succession-related Density and Diversification on Ecological Islands. David S. Lee pp 85–102

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 102–105

General Field Notes

First Specimen of the Nashville Warbler From Coastal South Carolina in Fall. W Post and P.S. Coleman pp 106–107

Kirtland's Warbler Seen in Iredell County, N.C. Zora R. Weisbecker pp 107–108

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1986 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 109–114


Index to Volume 51 pp 115–120

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

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