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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 4 (Fall 1990)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 54 Number 4 (Fall 1990)Cover: Shiny Cowbird near Aurora, N. C. The relatively flat forehead, thin bill, and dark head are visible. The lighter colored wings represent a very dark glossy blue-green color. Photo by S. Cooper, See note starting on page 82.

Table of Contents

(The cover of this issue is incorrectly labeled Number 3 instead of Number 4.)


Bird Sightings in the Carolinas Associated with Hurricane Hugo Harry E. LeGrand, Jr pp 73–78

General Field Notes

Breeding Evidence of the Mourning Warbler in the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina Georgann Schmalz, Norma and Bill Siebenheller and Douglas B. McNair pp 79–80

Nest Reuse in Blue Jays Bill Duyck and Douglas B. McNair pp 81–82

North Carolina's First Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) Samuel Cooper pp 82–85

Destruction of a Pine Warbler Brood by an Adult Cowbird Jeffrey C. Beane and Stanley L. Alford pp 85–87

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1989 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 88–97


Index to Volume 54 pp 98–104

Back Matter

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