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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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By becoming a member, you support the activities of the Club, receive reduced registration fee for meetings, can participate in bonus field trips, and receive our publications.

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The Chat Volume 61 Number 3 (Summer 1997)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 61 Number 3 (Summer 1997)Cover: feathers Jimmy Wood

Table of Contents


The Status and Distribution of Wading Birds in South Carolina, 1988 – 1996. Mark G. Dodd and Thomas M Murphy pp 129–181

Nesting Ecology of Great Blue Herons at Three Previously Unreported Sites in Wake, Franklin, and Johnston Counties, North Carolina. Eloise F. Potter, Nell P. Barkley, Steve Brown, and Robert Alderink. pp 183–199

General Field Notes

A Spring Banding Encounter with a White-Fronted Goose in Inland South Carolina. I. Lehr Brisbin, Jr., Karen F. Gaines, and Warren L. Stephens, Jr. pp 200–203

Briefs for the Files

Fall 1996 Ricky Davis pp 204–220

Winter 1996–1997 Ricky Davis pp 221–232

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