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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 4 (Fall 1997)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 61 Number 4 (Fall 1997)Cover: Red-tailed Hawk feathers Jimmy Wood

Table of Contents


Survey and Census of Colonial Nesting Seabirds in South Carolina. Philip M. Wilkinson pp 233–259

1996 Report of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee. Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., Chairman pp 260–264

General Field Notes

Cayenne Tern at Cape Hatteras, N.C. Stephen J. Dinsmore and Todd Hass. pp 265–266

Second Confirmed Record of an Ash-throated Flycatcher for North Carolina. Robert P. Holmes and Stephen J. Dinsmore pp 266–268

Northern Harriers Nesting in Carteret County, N.C. Stephen J. Dinsmore and Steven G. Williams pp 268–271

First Documented Record of a Swainson's Hawk in North Carolina. Eric Dean and Stephen J. Dinsmore pp 272–274

Townsend's Warbler on the Coast of North Carolina. Roger D. McNeill and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 274–275

White-winged Tern in North Carolina. Michael Mathieson and Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 276–277

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1997 Ricky Davis pp 278–292


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