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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 2 (Spring 1990)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 54 Number 2 (Spring 1990)Cover: Please consult the brochure in the center of this issue of The Chat for how you may obtain a copy of this Black Skimmer print by John Henry Dick.


Table of Contents

General Field Notes

Unusual Nest-site Tenacity of a Carolina Wren Douglas B. McNair pp 33–35

Dickcissel Found Breeding in Coastal South Carolina T. A. Beckett p 35

Dickcissels Breed in Darlington County, South Carolina Douglas B. McNair pp 36–37

Dickcissels Breed in Marlboro County, S. C. Douglas B. McNair pp 37–40

Warbling Vireo at Santee NWR, South Carolina Robin Carter, Lex Glover and Tim Kalbach p 41

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1989 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 42–49

Book Reviews

The Collins Field Guide To The Birds of Galapagos p 50

Potential Effects of Oil Spills on Seabirds and Selected other Oceanic Vertebrates off the North Carolina Coast pp 51–52

Back Matter

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