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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 54 Number 3 (Summer 1990)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 54 Number 3 (Summer 1990)Cover: Pete Laurie's photograph of this Glaucous Gull at Murrells Inlet appears to be the first ever for South Carolina. See article by Laurie & Jenkins on page 64.

Table of Contents


Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee 1990 pp 53–58

General Field Notes

Eastern Phoebe Breeds in the Northeast Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina Douglas B. McNair pp 59–61

Breeding ranges of Carpodacus finches wintering in South Carolina James R. Belthoff, Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Jr. and Bill Hilton, Jr pp 61–62

Some Observations of the Singing Behavior of Bachman's Sparrow Brooke Meanley p 63

A Ruff Sight record for South Carolina Thomas C. Smith, Jr. p 64

Glaucous Gull at Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina Pete Laurie and Nan C. Jenkins p 64

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1989 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 65–70

Book Reviews

Birds of Colonial Williamsburg: a Historical Portfolio pp 71–72

Back Matter

Carolina Bird Club

The Chat master Table of Contents

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