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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 54 Number 1 (Winter 1990)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 54 Number 1 (Winter 1990)Cover: Douglas B. McNair photographed this Lark Sparrow nest at the base of an oak sapling in Scotland Co., N. C. (see article starting on page 16)

Table of Contents


Notes on Piping Plovers Nesting at Cape Hatteras National Seashore during 1987 Samuel Cooper pp 1–6

General Field Notes

Brown-headed Nuthatches Nest Again at Weaverville, Buncombe County, N.C. Bill Duyck and Douglas B. McNair pp 7–9

American Coots Nest in South Carolina after a 35-year Interlude, and a Summary of South Carolina Coot Nidiology William Post pp 9–11

Breeding of the Chestnut-sided Warbler at Caesar's Head, S. C. Irvin Pitts, Jr pp 11–12

Another Possible Breeding Record of the Chestnut-sided Warbler in South Carolina Norma and Bill Siebenheller pp 13–14

Northern Goshawk at Roan Mountain, Tennessee and North Carolina, with Comments on its Status in these two States Richard L. Knight pp 14–16

Lark Sparrows Breed at Rine-Luzon Drop Zone, Camp MacKall, Scotland County, N. C. Douglas B. McNair pp 16–20

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1988–Winter 1989 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 21–30

Book Reviews

Ospreys a Natural and Unnatural History pp 30–31

Collins Handguide to the Birds of the Indian Sub-continent p 31

Nocturnal Flight Calls of Migrating Thrushes pp 31–32

Collins Guide to Tropical Plants p 32

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