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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 2 (Spring 1989)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 53 Number 2 (Spring 1989)Cover: This pen and ink drawing of a Magnolia Warbler was executed by Sidney Gauthreaux of Clemson University. The article by Lynch & LeGrand in this issue suggests that this species may be nesting in the mountains of North Carolina.

Table of Contents


Breeding Season Birds of Long Hope Creek Valley, Watauga and Ashe Counties, N. C. J. Merrill Lynch and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr pp 29–35

General Field Notes

Connecticut Warbler: First Sightings from Wake County, N.C., and a Review of Migration Records Statewide. Eloise F. Potter pp 36–38

Spotted Redshank from North Carolina Samuel Cooper and Michael H. Tove pp 38–41

A Ruffed Grouse Specimen from Seneca, S.C. Stanlee M. Miller and Frederick A. Busch p 41

Attemped Nesting of Marsh Wren in Guilford County, N.C.: A Commentary. Douglas B. McNair p 42

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1988 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 43–50

Corrigendum p 50

Book Reviews

Reviews pp 51–52

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

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