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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 61 Number 2 (Spring 1997)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 61 Number 2 (Spring 1997)Cover: Great Horned Owl feathers Jimmy Wood

Table of Contents


The Status and Breeding Habits of the Worm-eating Warbler in South Carolina. Irvin Pitts Jr. pp 69–72

Spring 1996 North American Migration Count in North Carolina. Dennis Burnette pp 73–100

1996 Report of The South Carolina Bird Records Committee. Peter Worthington, Chairman. pp 101–103

General Field Notes

Sanderlings Exploit Beached Animal Carcasses as a Source of Fly Larvae. Gilbert S. Grant pp 104–107

Mate-reassessment in an Already-mated Female Northern Mockingbird. Cheryl A. Logan. pp 108–112

Southern Flying Squirrel Displaces a Red-cockaded Woodpecker from its Cavity. Theodore R. Ridley, Gregg L Chapman, and Susan C. Loeb. pp 112–115

Eastern Meadowlark Carries Chick. Lex Glover. p 116

Hooded Mergansers Breeding in the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina Robert A. Kennamer pp 117–119

Briefs for the Files

Summer 1996 Ricky Davis pp 120–128

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