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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 53 Number 1 (Winter 1989)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 53 Number 1 (Winter 1989)Cover: Many thanks to John Trott of McLean, Virginia for this photograph of a Saw-whet Owl.

(The cover of this issue is incorrectly labeled Winter 1988 instead of Winter 1989)


Table of Contents

General Field Notes

Double-crested Cormorant and Anhinga Nesting in the Croatan National Forest Vic Doig, John M. Hagan and Jeffrey R. Walters pp 1–4

Egg-turning by Northern Cardinal Prior to Onset of Incubation Eloise F. Potter pp 4–8

First Record of a Pacific Loon from North Carolina Michael H. Tove pp 8–11

Unique Shape of a Bachman's Sparrow Nest Brooke Meanley pp 12–13

Briefs for the Files

Winter 1987–1988 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 14–27

Book Reviews

African Field Guides pp 27–28

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club



Past Issues of The Chat

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