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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 3 (Summer 1988)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 52 Number 3 (Summer 1988)Cover: This handsome Fork-tailed Flycatcher was photographed by E. Wayne Irvin in June 1986 at Cape Carteret, N.C. to validate the report on page 54 of this issue. The photo is now NCSM #017 in the bird photographic archives of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences.

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General Field Notes

A Monk Parakeet Specimen from Greenville County, S.C. Stanlee M. Miller and Greg Cornwell p 53

First Record of Fork-tailed Flycatcher for North Carolina. Heinz Haberyan, MD p 54

Red Crossbill Nesting at Caesar's Head, S.C. Irvin Pitts, Jr. pp 55–56

First Sighting of the Little Gull from South Carolina Waters. Matthew Johnstone p 56

Historic Nest Record of the Peregrine Falcon in Pickens County, S.C. Douglas B. McNair pp 57–58

Common Raven Breeding at Table Rock Mountain, S.C. Douglas B. McNair pp 59–62

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1987 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 63–70

Book Review

The Marsh Hen p 71


20th International Ornithological Congress 1990 p 72

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