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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 52 Number 2 (Spring 1988)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 52 Number 2 (Spring 1988)Cover: Joel Arrington of the Wildlife Resources Commission submitted this photo of a stately Great Egret.

Table of Contents


First Nesting Record for the Bald Eagle on the Savannah River Plant, S.C. John J. Mayer, Robert A Kennamer, and Frankie A. Brooks pp 29–32

General Field Notes

Oldsquaw in Sumter County, S.C. Lex Glover and Evelyn Dabbs p 33

Double-crested Cormorant Nesting in South Carolina. William Post & Colin A. Post pp 34–35

Ash-throated Flycatcher: A New Species for South Carolina. Samuel P. Rodgers, Jr. p 36

First Nesting Record of Ringed Turtle-Dove in South Carolina. Jere Eggleston p 37

Indian House Crow in Charleston County, S.C.: Second sighting for North America. William Post, Perry Nugent and William W Elliot pp 38–39

Second Nesting of the Sooty Tern in South Carolina. Philip M. Wilkinson p 40

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1987 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 41–51

Book Reviews

Collins Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia p 52

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

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