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Mission Statement

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 3 (Summer 1989)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 53 Number 3 (Summer 1989)Cover: Will Post submitted this photograph of neighbors representing the approximately 5,500 pairs each of White Ibis and Cattle Egrets that were nesting in the Green Island colony on Lake Marion, S.C. this summer.

Table of Contents


Reappraisal of the Status of Gulls in the Carolinas Michael H. Tove pp 53–65

General Field Notes

Attempted Interspecific Food Piracy by Fish Crows of an Osprey Douglas B. McNair pp 66–68

Second Record of Little Gull in South Carolina Richard L. Knight p 68

Examination of Band Recoveries of Yellow-breasted Chats Paul A. Stewart p 69

Lark Bunting Sighting at Huntington Beach State Park Lex Glover p 70

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1988 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 71–78

Addendum p 78

Book Reviews

Reviews pp 79–80

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

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