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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 4 (Fall 1988)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 52 Number 4 (Fall 1988)Cover: This photograph of a Killdeer's nest taken by Jack Dermid is published though the courtesy of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Table of Contents

General Field Notes

Reuse of Nests and Nest Materials by Several Species of Passerines. Eloise F. Potter pp 73–77

Specimen of a Cinnamon Teal from North Carolina. Philip J. Crutchfield and Morris E. Whitfield pp 77–78

A Red-shafted X Yellow-shafted Flicker Intergrade in Carteret County, N.C. Mark A. Shields pp 78–79

Second Record of American Avocet from the Mountain Region of North Carolina. Douglas B. McNair pp 79–80

Village Weaver Photographed on Seabrook Island, S.C. Joyce Hipp and William Post p 81

First Instance of a Sooty Tern's Hatching on the Atlantic Coast of North America. Philip M. Wilkinson pp 81–82

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1987 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 82–97

Book Reviews

Collins Field Notebook of British Birds p 98


Index to Volume 52 pp 99–105

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

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