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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 4 (Fall 1989)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 53 Number 4 (Fall 1989)Cover: Rob Tucher submitted this portrait of a Gray Catbird taken at Great Swamp in northern New Jersey.

Table of Contents


Nesting Success of Least Terns on two South Carolina Barrier Islands in Relation to Human Disturbance Robert W. Cowgill pp 81–87

General Field Notes

First Inland Nestings of Black-crowned Night-Herons in the Carolinas C. A. Seals, W. Post, L. Glover and K. Calhoon pp 88–89

Nesting Localities of House Finches Wintering in North Carolina Paul A. Stewart p 90

A Scarlet Ibis or Hybrid White Ibis X Scarlet Ibis in South Carolina Carroll G. Belser pp 90–91

Swallow-tailed Kites Capture a Bat and Rough Green Snake Perry E. Nugnt, Jose Escobar, Edward Conradi & Charles E. Walters pp 91–92

Cedar Waxwing Breeding on the Lower Coastal Plain of South Carolina Samuel P. Rodgers, Jr. and William Post p 92


Editorial Herb Hendrickson p 93

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1988 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. and J. Merrill Lynch (guest compiler) pp 94–104

Book Reviews

Status and Distribution of South Carolina Birds pp 104–105

Additional Reviews pp 105–106


Index to Volume 53 pp 107–116

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

The Chat main page

CBC main page