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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 56 Number 1 (Winter 1992)

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Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 56 Number 1 (Winter 1992)

Table of Contents


Concerning the Timeliness of Information in the 1970 Reprint Edition of "South Carolina Bird Life" by Sprunt and Chamberlain Albert E. Conway p 1

General Field Notes

An Insular Group of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers John E. Cely, D. Patrick Ferral and Keith Kargel pp 2–4

Tool-making and tool-using by a Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) Bill Hilton, Jr. pp 4–5

Brown Thrasher Preys on Fiddler Crab Gilbert S. Grant p 6

Portrait of Brown Thrasher and Fiddler Crab Dominick O. D'Ostilio p 7

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1990 and Winter 1990–1991 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 8–16

Special Review

Special Review pp 17–20

Fish and Wildlife Reference Service p 20

Back Matter

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